Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-316 Legislative findings.
The city council makes the following legislative findings:
(1) Chronic unlawful activity on property
adversely affects the peace and safety of
neighboring residents and diminishes the quality of life in the neighborhood.
(2) Prosecution of unlawful activity
on property is not always an effective way to preserve a
desirable quality of life in the neighborhood.
(3) It is in the public interest for
property owners to be vigilant in preventing unlawful
activity from occurring on their property.
(4) It is in the public interest to
make property owners responsible for the use of their
property by tenants, occupants and visitors.
(5) The purpose
of this article is to maintain a desirable quality of life in Columbia by
holding property owners responsible for the use of their property.
(Ord. No. 19288, §1, 11-6-06)
(Ord. 19288, Added, 11/06/2006)