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Sec. 4-202. Exercise of police powers: authority.
The city council hereby finds and declares that there exist in the City of Asheville dwellings which are unfit for human habitation due to dilapidation, defects increasing the hazards of fire, accident or other calamities, lack of ventilation, light, or sanitary facilities, or due to other conditions rendering the dwellings unsafe or unsanitary, or dangerous or detrimental to the health, safety, morals, or otherwise inimical to the welfare of the residents of the City of Asheville, and that a public necessity exists to exercise the police powers of the city pursuant to Article 19 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes of North Carolina, as now or hereafter amended, to repair, close, or demolish such dwellings in accordance with the procedure herein provided.
(Ord. No. 3055, § 1, 10-14-03)