§ 759-1. Legislative Findings  


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  • It is hereby found and determined by the council of the City of Cincinnati that persons who use vehicles or permit another to use a vehicle to facilitate the commission or attempted commission of crimes involving evading a police officer, sexual activity for hire or the possession, delivery, transportation, purchase, or sale of illegal drugs pose a significant threat to the safety of citizens and the quality of life in Cincinnati's neighborhoods and are a detriment to the public's health, welfare and safety.

    The council also finds and determines that the impoundment of vehicles used in the commission or attempted commission of crimes involving evading a police officer, sexual activity for hire or the possession, delivery, transportation, purchase, or sale of illegal drugs will temporarily remove such vehicles from the streets of the city and reduce the potential for further illicit use. Removal of the resources and instrumentalities of persons who commit or attempt to commit such crimes will have a deterrent effect on this type of criminal behavior, thus contributing to council's efforts to improve citizens' safety and the quality of life in Cincinnati's neighborhoods.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 330-2002, § 1, eff. Oct. 9, 2002; a. Ord. No. 451-2005, § 1, eff. Dec. 22, 2005; a. Ord. No. 059-2010, § 4, eff. April 10, 2010)