Ellisville Tightens Eminent Domain Law

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ELLISVILLE (KMOX) - In the wake of a Walmart fiasco that almost kicked-out hundreds of renting residents, Ellisville has tightened the rules on eminent domain.

The city council passed new rules this week that, as Mayor Adam Paul put it, protects all multi-family building residents from eminent domain.

“Our residents who live in apartments, condos or townhomes won’t have to live in fear of appraisal of the threat of eminent domain for economic development,” Paul told KMOX.

The protections would allow renters to defend themselves against eminent domain for purely economic development purposes.

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