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99.330 Legislative finding and policy. (1) It is hereby found and declared: (a) That there exist in many communities in this Commonwealth slum areas and blighted areas (as defined by KRS 99.340) which constitute a serious and <br>growing menace, are injurious and inimical to the public health, safety, and <br>welfare of the people of the Commonwealth, and are beyond remedy and <br>control solely by regulatory process in the exercise of the police power; (b) That such areas contribute substantially and increasingly to the spread of disease and crime and necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures <br>for the preservation of the public health and safety, for crime prevention, <br>correction, prosecution, and punishment, and the treatment of juvenile <br>delinquency, and for the maintenance of adequate police, fire, and accident <br>protection and other public services and facilities; (c) That this menace cannot be effectively dealt with by private enterprise without the aids in KRS 99.330 to 99.510; and (d) That the benefits which would result from eliminating slum conditions and conditions of blight will accrue to the inhabitants of the communities in which <br>these conditions exist and to the inhabitants of this Commonwealth generally. (2) It is hereby declared: (a) That it is the policy of this Commonwealth to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the Commonwealth and particularly of the <br>communities in which slum areas and blighted areas exist by the elimination <br>of slum conditions and conditions of blight; (b) That the elimination of such conditions and the preparation of the land in such areas for sale or lease for development or redevelopment constitute a public <br>use and purpose for which public money may be expended and private <br>property acquired and are governmental functions in the interest of the health, <br>safety, and welfare of the people of the Commonwealth; and (c) That the necessity in the public interest for the provisions enacted in KRS 99.340 to 99.510 is hereby declared to be a legislative determination. Effective: March 25, 1950 <br>History: Created 1950 Ky. Acts ch. 119, sec. 2.