12-700: PURPOSE:
The purpose of this chapter is to:
   A.   Preserve and manage the county's natural resources, including pure water, clean air and diverse wildlife, to attain the greatest long term public benefit.
   B.   To protect its community from the loss of lives and property and to reduce public and private financial losses due to flood, fire, mass wasting, avalanches and excessive slopes by setting standards for development within hazard areas and discouraging development in high hazard areas. (Ord. 501, 11-18-2008)