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Columbia City Eminent Domain Prohibition Amendment Question (April 2013)

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A Columbia City Eminent Domain Prohibition Amendment question was approved on the April 2, 2013 election ballot in Boone County, which is in Missouri.

This measure amended the Columbia City Charter to prohibit the use of eminent domain by the City for certain property acquisitions for economic development as outlined below in the text of the question.[1]

Election results

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Columbia City Proposition 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 8,950 69.92%
No3,85130.08%
These election results are from the Boone County Elections Office.

Text of measure

Text of the question:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the Columbia Home Rule Charter be amended to add a section that would prohibit the City from using eminent domain to acquire property for economic development with the intent that the property will ultimately be transferred to another person or entity to be used for private purposes?

The designation of property as “blighted” for purposes of qualifying for any state or federal economic development program shall not be used as a step toward the use of eminent domain.

YES

NO[1]

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