Eminent domain curb is winning: St Louis MO Post-Dispatch, 4/4/07

By Phil Sutin

Creve Coeur [MO] voters on Tuesday were approving a city charter amendment that would require a two-thirds favorable vote of the City Council — six of its eight members — to approve eminent domain before the city or any of its affiliates could use it.

Eminent domain became an issue in Creve Coeur when the Olive Boulevard Transportation Development District indicated it might use the process — but never did — to obtain part of a service station at Olive and CityPlace Drive for its improvement project. The district is a separate entity from the city, but the mayor and two council members serve as directors.

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