GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter IV, Subchapter D, Article 2 of the Charter of the City of Greensboro, being Chapter 1137, Session Laws of 1959, as amended, is amended by adding a new section following Section 4.128 to read:
"Sec. 4.129. Exercise of eminent domain for low- and moderate-income housing.
The City of Greensboro shall have the power of eminent domain to acquire property to provide housing for low- and moderate-income persons for the purpose of acquiring:
(a) Vacant structures boarded up for a minimum period of two (2) years as a result of housing code violations; and
(b) Vacant properties rendered vacant for a minimum period of two (2) years as a result of housing code enforcement demolition orders.
In the exercise of its authority of eminent domain for the acquisition of property to provide housing for low- and moderate-income persons, the City of Greensboro is hereby authorized to use the procedure and authority prescribed in Article 3 of Chapter 40A of the General Statutes of North Carolina as now or hereafter amended. The city council must adopt a plan to use condemned property for low- or moderate-income housing prior to exercising the powers under this section."
Sec. 2. All laws and clauses of law in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act applies only to the City of Greensboro.
Sec. 4. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 27th day of June, 1989.