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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 29. Government Local § 29-4-202. Legislative declaration

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(1) It is hereby declared:

(a) That unsanitary or unsafe dwelling accommodations exist in various cities and that such unsafe or unsanitary conditions arise from overcrowding and concentration of population, the obsolete and poor condition of buildings, improper planning, excessive land coverage, lack of proper light, air, and space, unsanitary design and arrangement, lack of proper sanitary facilities, and the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes;

(b) That in all such cities persons of low income are forced to reside in unsanitary or unsafe dwelling accommodations;  that in various cities there is a lack of safe or sanitary dwelling accommodations available to all the inhabitants thereof and that consequently persons of low income are forced to occupy overcrowded and congested dwelling accommodations;

(c) That these conditions cause an increase in and spread of disease and crime and constitute a menace to the health, safety, morals, and welfare of the citizens of the state, and impair economic values;  that the aforesaid conditions also exist in certain areas surrounding such cities, and that these conditions cannot be remedied by the ordinary operations of private enterprises;

(d) That the clearance, replanning, and reconstruction of the areas in which unsanitary or unsafe housing conditions exist and the providing of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations on such financial terms that enable persons who now live in unsafe or unsanitary dwelling accommodations or in overcrowded and congested dwelling accommodations to afford to live in safe and sanitary or uncongested dwelling accommodations, are public uses and purposes for which public money may be spent and private property acquired;

(e) That, in order to remedy these conditions, a housing authority with the boundaries, powers, and duties provided in this part 2 shall be established for each city and that it is in the public interest that work on such projects be instituted as soon as possible in order to relieve unemployment which now constitutes an emergency.

(2) The necessity in the public interest for the provisions enacted in this part 2 is hereby declared as a matter of legislative determination.

Cite this article: - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 29. Government Local § 29-4-202. Legislative declaration - last updated January 01, 2019 |

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