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It is hereby declared:
(A) It is the policy of the city to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the city by eliminating the blight and deterioration of neighborhoods through the elimination of blighted and deteriorated properties within these neighborhoods.
(B) The elimination of such blight and deterioration and the preparation of the properties for sale or lease, for development, or for redevelopment constitute a public use and purpose for which public money may be expended and private property acquired and these are governmental functions in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the city.
(C) The necessity in the public interest for the provisions enacted herein is hereby declared to be a legislative determination.
(Ord. 07-35, passed 11-13-07)