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14.158.010 Purpose.
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The purpose of this section is to:

A. Promote the general health, welfare and safety of the City’s residents.

B. Prevent the establishment of certain structures and land uses unsuitable for human habitation because of the danger of flooding, unsanitary conditions or other hazards.

C. Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding.

D. Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for sound use and development in flood-prone areas and to minimize prolonged business interruptions.

E. Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities located in flood hazard areas.

F. Ensure that potential home and business buyers are notified that property is in a flood area.

G. Minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood relief and control projects.

H. Ensure that those who occupy the areas of special flood hazard assume responsibility for their actions. [Ord. 362 § 3, 2004.]