17.28.010 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
   .010   Purpose.  It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by provisions designed:
   .0101   To protect human life and health;
   .0102   To minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects;
   .0103   To minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding and generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;
   .0104   To minimize prolonged business interruptions;
   .0105   To minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains, electric, telephone and sewer lines, streets and bridges located in areas of special flood hazard;
   .0106   To help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of areas of a "special flood hazard" so as to minimize future flood blight areas;
   .0107   To insure that potential buyers are notified that property is in an area of special flood hazard; and
   .0108   To insure that those who occupy the areas of special flood hazard assume responsibility for their actions.
   .020   Statutory Authorization. The Legislature of the State of California has in Government Code Sections 65302, 65560, and 65800 conferred upon local governments the authority to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry. Therefore, the City Council of the City of Anaheim does hereby adopt the floodplain management regulations of this ordinance. (Ord. 4138 § 1 (part); June 3, 1980:  Ord. 5127 § 1; May 7, 1991:  Ord. 6512 § 2; August 24, 2021.)