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It is the purpose of the City of Kent's Zoning Ordinance to regulate the location, operation, and maintenance of group homes in order to promote the public health, safety, and welfare. It is the intent of the following Sections to provide for the assimilation of these homes in stable and suitable neighborhoods so that the living environment of their residents are conducive to their rehabilitation. Only group homes of the types and kinds described herein for the care of the elderly; abused, neglected, dependent or unruly children; juvenile offenders; the developmentally disabled; the mentally ill; and the physically handicapped will be permitted in the City.
(Ord. 1993-85. Passed 11-17-93.)