Council to discuss parkland acquisition
Council members are expected to discuss Tuesday the results of three nonbinding propositions that were on the November ballot to gauge whether or not residents support the city adding to its public riverfront parkland.
The first proposition overwhelmingly passed, with 75 percent of voters saying the city should acquire the 70 acres of riverfront east of Interstate 35 known as Cape’s Camp.
But that support wavered when faced with a tax hike and eminent domain.
Just more than 51 percent of voters voted against the possibility of the city using eminent domain to acquire the land, and nearly 65 percent were in opposition if it meant raising property taxes if necessary.
Tuesday’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins Drive.