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The purpose of this chapter is to establish minimum standards for the provision, design, and maintenance of landscape areas and sight-obscuring methods within various zoning districts of the community, thus preserving the health, safety, and general welfare of the district. Further, it is the purpose of this chapter to achieve particular objectives, including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

(1) Stabilize and preserve land values within and adjoining residential, commercial and industrial districts;

(2) Provide an opportunity for the development of an aesthetic visual environment within the commercial and industrial districts as well as residential districts for the benefit of the users of such districts as well as passers-by;

(3) Preserve the safety of the general public by assuring adequate lines of sight along public streets and at intersections;

(4) Provide not only for the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents, workers and visitors of the community, but also to provide for the beauty and balance of the community, as proper and necessary concerns of local government. [Ord. 3763 §10, 2006; Code 1970 § 25.75.010.]