§ 156.01  PURPOSE.
   The city finds that the current zoning and housing related ordinances have operated in a manner that has been less than efficient and effective in obtaining compliance in the city’s neighborhoods. This chapter is designed to define, prevent, reduce, and eliminate blight, factors, and causes of blight and address other quality of life violations in the city that negatively impact the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the city. Consistent with the state statute, MCL 117.4l, 117.4q and 117.4r, authorizing the creation of an administrative hearings bureau, the city finds that changing zoning, building or property maintenance, solid waste and illegal dumping, disease and sanitation, noxious weeds, and vehicle abandonment, and inoperative vehicles from criminal misdemeanor or civil infraction offenses to blight violations punishable by a civil fine as determined following a hearing in the city Administrative Hearings Bureau is a potentially more efficient and effective way of gaining compliance.
(Ord. 810, passed 3-5-07)