2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 3-46-9 — Definition; slum area.

3-46-9. Definition; slum area.

As used in the Urban Renewal Law [ 3-46-1 to 3-46-45 NMSA 1978], "slum area" means an area in which there is a predominance of buildings or improvements, whether residential or nonresidential, which, by reason of dilapidation, deterioration, age or obsolescence, or inadequate provision for ventilation, light, air, sanitation or open spaces, or high density of population and overcrowding, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of such factors, is conducive to ill health, transmission of disease, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency or crime, and is detrimental to the public health, safety, morals or welfare.   

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