§45-31-3  Findings as to dangers from substandard areas. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 45-31-3

   § 45-31-3  Findings as to dangers from

substandard areas. –

It is further found:

   (1) That the existence of blighted and substandard areas

constitutes a serious and growing menace which is injurious and inimical to the

public health, safety, morals, and welfare of the people of the communities in

which they exist and of the people of the state generally;

   (2) That these areas present difficulties and handicaps which

are beyond remedy and control solely by regulatory process in the exercise of

the police power;

   (3) That these areas contribute substantially and

increasingly to the problems of, and necessitate excessive and disproportionate

expenditures for crime prevention, correction, prosecution and punishment, the

treatment of juvenile delinquency, the preservation of the public health and

safety, and the maintaining of adequate police, fire, and accident protection,

and other public services and facilities;

   (4) That this menace is becoming increasingly direct and

substantial in its significance and effect;

   (5) That these areas prevent the provision of critically

needed standard living and working accommodations;

   (6) That the retardation of housing improvement and other

essential community development is a direct and immediate result of these

blighted and substandard areas;

   (7) That conditions of blight tend to foster the spread of

these conditions to other areas; and

   (8) That the benefits which will result from the remedying of

these conditions and the redevelopment of these blighted and substandard areas

will accrue to all the inhabitants and property owners of the communities in

which they exist and to the inhabitants of this state generally.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1956, ch. 3654, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 45-31-3.)