6.37.010: PURPOSE:
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the licensing and inspection of rental residential property so as to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the people of the city including:
   A.   To protect the public health and safety by ensuring rental units comply with minimum housing standards of city ordinances.
   B.   To protect the character and stability of residential areas.
   C.   To correct and prevent housing conditions that adversely affect or are likely to adversely affect the life, safety, general welfare and health, including the physical, mental and social well-being, of persons occupying dwellings.
   D.   To prevent the overcrowding of dwellings by requiring compliance with minimum space standards per occupant for each dwelling unit.
   E.   To facilitate the enforcement of minimum standards for the maintenance of existing residential buildings and thus to prevent slums and blight.
   F.   To preserve the value of land and buildings throughout the city. (Ord. G8-20 § 1, 2020)