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The city of Columbia has filed a petition for eminent domain to acquire about 5 acres of farmland it needs to extend the main runway at the Columbia Regional Airport.

Assistant City Counselor Cavanaugh Noce says the city was unable to negotiate a selling price with the trustee of a fund that owns the land northeast of Columbia.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the parcel is part of about 58 acres the city is acquiring for the project. The city has been able to negotiate a selling price with the owners of the rest of the land.

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Voters limit Columbia's eminent domain power

Apr 3, 2013
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Many Columbia property owners are cheering after City of Columbia Proposition One passed yesterday with nearly 70 percent of the vote. 

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If approved, Proposition One would limit the city of Columbia’s ability to designate property as blighted for the purposes of acquiring it with eminent domain. It would also prevent eminent domain from being used to transfer the ownership of property from one private owner to another. Sixth Ward Councilmember Barbara Hoppe proposed the bill. She says that it will help sooth concerns about how the blight designation and eminent domain are used. “Well I think there’s just a general public concern about the overuse and misuse of eminent domaink," she says, "particularly after the Kelo vs.

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Supporters of Missouri proposals to reform laws on the use eminent domain can begin working to get their measures on the 2014 state ballot.