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Policy Summary

Exempts odors caused by food composting or food preparation or cooking from law prohibiting odors that cause nuisance to city residents.

Background Information

State Michigan
Jurisdiction Name Warren
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an exemption
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Make; Surplus

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Unclear

Although the general article makes reference to "health, safety, and general welfare" § 21-90, the section of interest precludes odors from cooking or preparing food, or composting food from being considered nuisances § 21-94 and lists no direct health linkages related to the exception. § 21-90 and § 21-94.

Environmental goal?
Unclear

Although the general article makes reference to "protecting citizens from harmful air quality" § 21-90, the section of interest exempts odors from cooking or preparing food, or composting food from being considered nuisances § 21-94 and lists no direct environmental linkages related to the exception. § 21-90 and § 21-94.

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"It is the purpose of this article to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the city by prohibiting offensive odors, protecting citizens from harmful air quality, and preserving the comfortable and enjoyable use of property." § 21-90.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 21-92.

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Warren, Michigan Code of Ordinaces Chapter 21 - Nuisances, Article VII. Odors Causing Nuisance. History: Ord. No. 80-737, § 2, 4-12-16.