The city may acquire by purchase, donation or condemnation historic easements in any area within its jurisdiction wherever and to the extent that the city council determines that the acquisition will be in the public interest. For the purpose of this section, HISTORIC EASEMENT means any easement restriction, covenant or condition running with the land designated to preserve, maintain or enhance all or part of the existing state of places of historical, architectural, archaeological, paleontological or cultural significance.
(1972 Code, § 19-1/2-11(6); 1992 Code, § 19.5-12)