Sec. 11-161. Purpose and intent.
The city council finds that residential rental dwelling units, when not the subject of regular inspections to ensure compliance with applicable occupancy, building maintenance, and property maintenance regulations, may become unsafe, a public nuisance, and unfit for human habitation. Residential rental dwelling units are subject to overcrowding, structural deterioration, and an overall neglected appearance. These conditions can lead to a decline in neighborhood quality of life, neighborhood appearance, and the value of real estate. This article is adopted to protect the public health, safety and welfare in residential rental dwelling units located within those areas of the city determined by city council herein to be in need of a special program of inspections of residential rental dwelling units. This program is designed and intended to prevent property deterioration and neighborhood blight in designated rental inspection districts and to promote safe, decent and sanitary residential rental dwelling units for citizens by requiring proper building maintenance and continued compliance with applicable building regulations. (Ord. of 10-28-03, O-03-177, eff. 10-1-03; Ord. No. O-05-032, 3-8-05)
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