1369.01 PURPOSE.
   Structures which are left vacant for extended period of time have been shown to breed crime, pose public safety risks, and reduce property values and the economic viability of the community in which they are found. The purpose of this chapter is to establish a program for identifying and registering vacant residential and commercial buildings; to determine the responsibilities of owners of vacant buildings and structures; and to provide incentives for the rehabilitation and productive use of vacant buildings. Shifting the cost or burden of the existence of vacant residential and commercial structures from the general citizenry to the owners of the buildings is an intended result of this chapter.
(Ord. 2013-44. Passed 3-18-13.)