The governing body of the community, or such public officer or public body as it may
designate, is hereby authorized to prepare a workable program (which may include an
official plan of action, as it exists from time to time for effectively dealing with
the problem of urban slums and blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating areas within
the community and for the establishment and preservation of a well-planned community
with well-organized residential neighborhoods of decent homes and suitable living
environment for adequate family life) for utilizing appropriate private and public
resources to eliminate, and prevent the development or spread of, slums and urban
blight and deterioration, to encourage needed urban rehabilitation, to provide for
the redevelopment of blighted, deteriorated, or slum areas, or to undertake such of
the aforesaid activities or other feasible activities as may be suitably employed
to achieve the objectives of such a program.
The powers conferred by this article shall be in addition and supplemental to the
powers conferred by any other law.
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