Columbia voters approve amendment to restrict use of eminent domain, blight

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 10:50 p.m. CDT; updated 7:17 a.m. CDT, Thursday, April 4, 2013

COLUMBIA — Residents voted heavily in favor of an amendment to the Columbia home rule charter Tuesday that would bar the city from using eminent domain to acquire property for private redevelopment.