A city ordinance prohibited the installation of gasoline filling stations within the city except after obtaining the written consent of 51 per cent of the property owners within a radius of six hundred feet from the site. Relator, without obtaining the required consent, asked for a writ of mandamus, which was refused. The court held the regulation not arbitrary but substantially relating to the public safety and welfare, and not a delegation of legislative powers. State ex rel. Standard Oil Co. v. Combs, 129 Ohio St. 251, 194 N. E. 875 (1935).
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS-REGULATION OF GAS STATIONS-DELEGATION TO PROPERTY OWNERS OF POWER TO MODIFY ZONING RESTRICTIONS,
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