(A)   The city’s Mayor and its legislative body wishes to maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and, in order to do so, must meet the NFIP regulations found in 44 C.F.R. § 60.3.
   (B)   Areas of the city are subject to periodic inundation which could result 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.
   (C)   Flood losses are caused by the cumulative effect of obstructions in floodplains, causing increases in flood heights and velocities; by uses in flood hazard areas which are vulnerable to floods; or construction which is inadequately elevated, floodproofed or otherwise unprotected from flood damages.
(Ord. 703, passed 5-24-2010)