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(a) The City Engineer, in consultation with such other professionals as hydrological and geological engineers, botanists, biologists and landscape architects, as he or she may deem necessary, shall create a map identifying the Protected Hillside Areas. Said map shall be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and approved by City Council and shall become a part of this chapter. Copies of the Protected Hillside Area Map shall be made available for reference to property owners and the general public. Said Map shall be published as a convenient reference document and the information contained therein shall be believed to be accurate. However, the City shall not certify the accuracy of the Map and shall assume no liability or responsibility for discrepancies between the Map and the criteria for the Protected Hillside Area as set forth in Section 1397.03(b). Said Map shall become a guide only after it has been reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and approved by legislation of Council, after public notice and hearing.
(b) Protected Hillside Areas shall be those lands within the City which are located within the designated Protected Hillside Areas as designated on the Protected Hillside Area Map or those lands outside the Protected Hillside Areas which contain one or more of the following characteristics:
(1) The lands have exhibited evidence of unstable soil conditions; or
(2) The lands have a natural gradient within the limits set forth in Exhibit A, following the text of this chapter.
(Ord. 145-1997. Passed 6-16-97; Eff. 7-16-97.)