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File #: O-413-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/2/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/17/2021 Final action:
Title: Amending Toledo Municipal Code Section 533.19(a) Declared Nuisance; Abatement and 533.21, "Criminal conviction required", and enacting a new Toledo Municipal Code Section 533.19(a) and 533.21; and declaring an emergency.
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Councilwoman Morris

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Amending Toledo Municipal Code Section 533.19(a) Declared Nuisance; Abatement and 533.21, "Criminal conviction required", and enacting a new Toledo Municipal Code Section 533.19(a) and 533.21; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The City of Toledo, has actively been pursuing illegal operations and nuisance locations that utilize an overabundance of police time. There are after hours bars and other locations that are a nuisance to the residents and to the resources of the City. The city has been successful at times obtaining the closure of a location by a padlock granted by the Judge. The city needs all tools it can use to fight these locations. The amendments will make it easier to close down a problem/illegal location.

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NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That Section 533.19 (a) of the Toledo Municipal Code which reads as follows:

533.19. Declared nuisances; abatement.
(a) Any building, vehicle, boat, aircraft, or place used for the purpose of lewdness, soliciting for prostitution or prostitution or gambling, or used by, or kept for the use of prostitutes or other disorderly persons or used for the unlawful manufacturing, transporting, sale, keeping for sale, bartering, or furnishing of any controlled substance, counterfeit controlled substance, drug paraphernalia or harmful intoxicant, or any vinous, malt, brewed, fermented, spirituous, or intoxicating liquors or any mixed liquors or beverages, or any part of which is intoxicating, or which is used in, or obtained in, the commission of a theft offense, house stripping, vandalism or a violation of Revised Code ? 4737.04 is declared a nuisance, and the furniture, fixtures, and contents of the building, the vehicle, boat, aircraft, or place and all intoxicating liquors therein are also declared a nuisance, and all controlled substances and nuisances shall be enjoined and abated as pr...

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