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§ 14-5-2-3  STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND INTENT.
   It is the purpose of §§ 14-5-2-1 et seq. to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare; to minimize public and private losses due to flooding; and where practicable, to ensure that runoff from certain storm events is mitigated to acceptable levels by provisions designed:
   (A)   To establish policies, procedures, criteria and requirements to complement and supplement the Flood Hazards Ordinance set forth in §§ 14-5-1-1 et seq. of this article for the assistance and guidance of city officials, city staff and all persons and entities within the jurisdiction of the city.
   (B)   As to flood control, to:
      (1)   Prevent harm to human life.
      (2)   Minimize flood damages to public and private property.
      (3)   Provide for timely and effective construction and maintenance of flood control facilities.
      (4)   Preserve the capacity of flood control and storm drainage facilities to accept, convey or store drainage flows by limiting the introduction of groundwater cleanup flows to such flood control and storm drainage facilities.
   (C)   As to storm drainage, to:
      (1)   Prevent the creation of public safety hazards and seek to eliminate existing problems.
      (2)   Minimize the discharge of storm runoff from public facilities onto private property.
      (3)   Minimize damage to private property caused by storm runoff from other private property.
      (4)   Provide a reasonable level of public health and convenience at reasonable cost.
      (5)   Provide for timely and effective construction and maintenance of storm drainage facilities.
      (6)   Preserve the capacity of flood control and storm drainage facilities to accept, convey or store flows by limiting the introduction of groundwater cleanup flows to such flood control and storm drainage facilities.
   (D)   As to stormwater control, sediment and erosion control, to:
      (1)   Help protect the hydraulic capacity of flood control and storm drainage facilities from losses due to sedimentation, trash, debris, and other such stormwater constituents, and degradation.
      (2)   Preserve public health, safety and convenience from jeopardy due to quality impairment, erosion and sedimentation in private and public facilities of all types.
      (3)   Preserve the quality of the surface runoff.
   (E)   As relating to groundwater cleanup impacts to storm flow water quality, to limit the quantity, quality, frequency, location and means of introduction of groundwater cleanup flows into flood and storm drainage control systems in order that such introductions do not result in a mixed flow of lower quality than that of flood or storm flows without such introductions of groundwater cleanup flows or of lower quality than adopted federal, state and city standards, whichever is most stringent.
   (F)   As to stormwater quality to:
      (1)   Address construction and post- construction stormwater quality management within the limits of New Mexico water law and within flood control agency authorities and limitations.
      (2)   Work cooperatively with the MRGCD, AMAFCA, and the County of Bernalillo and other co-permittees, to best manage the discharge of storm runoff into co-permittee facilities, maximize efficient use of stormwater quality facilities, and minimize impact on downstream water quality and storm drainage facilities.
('74 Code, § 7-9-3)  (Ord. 63- 1982; Am. Ord. 89-1989; Am. Ord. 2013-016; Am. Ord. 2018-020)