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Independence, Or. Code of Ordinances § 6-133 (current through May 31, 2019)
Brief Summary
The policy requires that single-room occupancy housing units have either a kitchen in each individual unit with a designated minimum clear work space for safety or a community kitchen on the same floor as the unit.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Make
State: Oregon
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Independence
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. This law relates to kitchen facility standards for a form of multi-unit housing, specifically single-room occupancy housing units. § 6-133.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See reference to "reduc[ing] and prevent[ing] hazards of health, sanitation or fire." § 6-133(2).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "The purpose of this article is to protect the public health, safety and welfare, to prevent deterioration of existing structures and to contribute to vital neighborhoods by ...[r]egulating and abating dangerous and derelict buildings ...[and e]stablishing and enforcing standards for buildings and other structures regarding basic equipment, facilities, sanitation, safety, and maintenance." § 6-85.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 6-88.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Violations of this policy are punished with a fine between $500 and $1000. § 6-134 and § 1-22.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This policy is located in Independence, Oregon Code of Ordinances, Chapter 6 Buildings and Construction, Article III Property Maintenance Regulations, Division II Standards. History: History: Ord. No. 1533, § 1(Exh. A), 8-12-2014.