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(a) No person, whether as owner, developer, builder or occupant, shall make changes to any land located with a Protected Hillside Area by grading, excavating, removing or destroying any natural vegetation, or removing any topsoil, without first having obtained a permit authorizing such activity as provided herein.
(b) This chapter shall not be interpreted to prohibit normal landscaping, gardening, maintenance or routine arboreal activities or to prohibit small scale planting of ornamental flowers or shrubs or the removal of diseased, dead or damaged trees or trees which are a threat to the health and safety of the owner of the property. However, such activity shall be carried out in conformance with the standards of vegetation or revegetation of this chapter.
(Ord. 145-1997. Passed 6-16-97; Eff. 7-16-97.)