§ 20.276.020  FINDINGS OF FACT.
   A.   The flood hazard areas of the city are subject to periodic inundation which results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety, and general welfare.
   B.   These flood losses are caused by uses that are inadequately elevated, flood-proofed or protected from flood damage. The cumulative effect of obstructions in areas of special flood hazards which increase flood heights and velocities also contribute to flood losses.
(Ord. 1133, passed 12-1-09)