A state hearing officer’s rejected a legal challenge from a Venice resident worried about changes in the city’s Comprehensive Plan that strengthen the municipal airport’s powers of condemnation. The Herald-Tribune reports Christine Davis, who lives in Gulf Shores near the airport, complained the revised policy would let the city someday use its eminent domain authority to condemn her home and other neighborhood properties. Florida’s Transportation Department told the city it needed to remove an earlier version of the policy to keep its eminent domain authority in case it needs to protect aerial approaches to the airport and ensure safety.