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The council finds as follows:

A. That increasingly apartment buildings and other properties in the City of Berkeley are used by drug dealers and users to sell or use "crack cocaine" and other illegal and dangerous drugs.

B. That such drug dealing and use is accompanied by violence and threats of violence between drug dealers and against innocent citizens.

C. That regulating such activity has consumed significant resources of the Berkeley Police Department.

D. That many owners of such properties condone such activity and fail to take any action to stop it.

E. That the existence of such properties in the City poses a serious threat to the health, safety, welfare, and security of the citizens of Berkeley, including innocent inhabitants of these properties and neighboring residents.

F. That because of the immediate and increasing danger such activity in such properties poses to Berkeley citizens, this chapter is urgently needed for the immediate protection of the public peace, health and safety. (Ord. 5981-NS § 1, 1990: Ord. 5947-NS § 1, 1989)