(a)   Chapters 1361 through Chapter 1373 shall be formally known as the Environmental Health and Housing Maintenance Code but may also be referred to as the "Housing Code".
   (b)   There hereby exists and may in the future exist, within the City residential rental units which by reason of their structure, equipment, sanitation, maintenance, use or occupancy, affect or are likely to affect adversely the public health, including the physical, mental and social well-being of persons and families, safety and general welfare. To correct and prevent the existence of such adverse conditions and to provide safe, decent and sanitary living conditions for residents living in residential rental units.
   (c)   It is hereby declared that the purpose of this Housing Code is to protect the health and safety of the public, to ensure compliance with state and local health codes, to prevent and control the incidence of communicable disease and to regulate all publicly and privately owned residential rental units for the purpose of maintaining adequate sanitation and public health. The provisions of this Housing Code are applicable to residential rental units only.
(Ord. 2019-90.  Passed 8-21-19.)