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29.05.020 Purpose.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182488, effective February 21, 2009.)  The purpose of this Title is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Portland citizens, to prevent deterioration of existing housing and the exterior of non-residential structures, and to contribute to vital neighborhoods by:

A.  Establishing and enforcing minimum standards for residential structures regarding basic equipment, facilities, sanitation, fire safety, and maintenance.

B.  Establishing and enforcing minimum standards of maintenance for outdoor areas and adjacent rights of way.

C.  Regulating and abating dangerous and derelict buildings.

D.  Establishing and enforcing minimum standards for the exterior maintenance of non-residential structures.