§ 727-1. Legislative Finding  

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  • It is hereby found and determined that blighted properties exist in the city of Cincinnati, and the existing state of these properties endangers the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the city of Cincinnati. The existence of these properties depletes property values in and throughout the surrounding areas, diminishes already limited municipal resources, impairs the safety and security of neighborhoods and impedes economic development. The purpose of this chapter is to eliminate blighted properties within the city of Cincinnati and to return the properties to productive use. The elimination of blighted properties is necessary for the common good and is demanded by the public welfare. The designation of individual properties as blighted and the authority to eliminate that blight is a public use and purpose for which public money may be spent and private property acquired by purchase or through the exercise of the power of eminent domain as authorized by this Chapter and Chapter 163 of the Ohio Revised Code.

(Ordained by Emer. Ord. No. 044-2011, § 1, eff. Feb. 16, 2011)