12-1-2: PURPOSE:
These regulations are adopted for the following purposes:
   A.    To protect and provide for the public health, safety, and general welfare of the city.
   B.    To guide the future growth and development of the city in accordance with the comprehensive plan.
   C.    To encourage the orderly and beneficial development of the city through appropriate growth management techniques assuring the timing and sequencing of development, promotion of infill development in existing neighborhoods and nonresidential areas with adequate public facilities, to assure proper urban form and open space separation of urban areas, to protect environmentally critical areas, and areas premature for development.
   D.    To guide public and private policy and action in order to provide adequate and efficient transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, playgrounds, recreation, and other public requirements and facilities.
   E.    To ensure that public facilities and services are available concurrent with development and will have sufficient capacity to serve the proposed development and that the community will be required to bear no more than its fair share of the cost of providing the facilities and services. The developer may be required to pay fees, furnish land, or establish mitigation measures to ensure that the development provides its fair share of capital facilities needs generated by the development.
   F.    To establish reasonable standards of design and procedures for subdivisions and resubdivisions in order to further the orderly layout and use of land, and to ensure proper legal descriptions and monumenting of subdivided land.
   G.    To provide for open spaces through the most efficient design and layout of the land.
   H.    To ensure that land is only subdivided when subdivision is necessary to provide for uses of land for which market demand exists and which are in the public interest.
   I.    To remedy the problems associated with inappropriately subdivided lands, including premature subdivision, excess subdivision, partial or incomplete subdivision, scattered and low grade subdivision.
   J.    To secure equitable action regarding all subdivision plans by providing uniform procedures, policies, and standards. (Ord. 232, 12-2-2002)