07-058-O                                                        REPLACEMENT 2

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 50-1.28 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, DEFINING THE WORD FAMILY.

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1.   That Section 50-1.28 of the Duluth City Code, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 50-1.28.    Family.

     One or more persons related by blood, marriage or adoption, including foster children and in addition to and including five other unrelated Except as authorized by permit or resolution of the city council, persons occupying a dwelling and living as a single housekeeping unit under one of the following conditions:

     (a)  Four or fewer unrelated persons, or

     (b)  Any number of persons related by blood or marriage or adoption, including foster children, or

     (c)  Any number of persons related by blood or marriage or adoption, including foster children and two unrelated persons, or

     (d)  Two adult persons and any number of persons related to either such adult by blood, marriage or adoption, including foster children.

     Section 2.   That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days from and after its passage and publication or upon license renewal, whichever is later.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance amends the definition of the word “family” and is intended to preserve the character of residential neighborhoods by creating greater controls on the population density of unrelated adults residing in a single household.