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  71.790.  Special business districts, how established — dissolution in the city of Springfield. — The governing body of any city may establish special business districts in the manner provided hereafter, and upon establishment each such district shall be a body corporate and politic and a political subdivision of the state.  The governing body of any home rule city with more than one hundred fifty-one thousand five hundred but fewer than one hundred fifty-one thousand six hundred inhabitants may dissolve a special business district in accordance with the procedure set forth in sections 67.950 and 67.955; provided, however, that any proceeds from the disposal of assets of the district after payment of all indebtedness shall be used by the governing body of such city in a manner consistent with the purposes of the district and within the boundary of the former district.

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(L. 1972 H.B. 1156 § 1, A.L. 2006 S.B. 1094)

(1987) In a suit against a business district to enforce provisions of the Hancock Amendment, it was held that the city in which the district was formed, rather than the district itself, was liable for prevailing plaintiff's attorneys' fees.  Gilroy Sims & Assoc. v. Downtown St. Louis, 729 S.W.2d 504 (Mo.App.).


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