St. Paul City Council City Hall Room 320-C St. Paul, MN 55102 VIA FACSIMILE AND U.S. MAIL
Dear Council President Lantry,
I am writing in regards to the proposed legislation outlining changes to the City Building Code and Inspection guidelines. The ACLU-MN recognizes the general need for rental housing inspections for the protection of renters throughout the city; however, we are concerned that current ordinances, and the proposed ordinance do not adequately ensure that inspections take place in conformity with the Fourth Amendment. The proposed process for inspections of single-family and duplex rental properties, and the current ordinance governing inspections of multi-family dwellings appear to violate the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment.
Charles Samuelson Executive Director
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