Sebastian tackles eminent domain: Florida Today (Melbourne FL), 3/15/06

By Kimberly Moore

More than 2,800 [Sebastian FL] voters turned out Tuesday to elect council members and approve a referendum.

Sal Neglia won re-election. Al Paternoster also won a seat on the Sebastian City Council.

And by an 88-percent margin a referendum to amend the city’s charter, forbidding the city to use the power of eminent domain to take a property and then transfer the rights to the property to a private party in pursuit of economic development.

That vote disallows the rights provided to cities by the U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling last year

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