It is the purpose and intent of this title to encourage lighting practices and systems which will minimize light pollution, glare, and light trespass; conserve energy and resources while maintaining nighttime safety, utility, and security; and reverse the degradation of the nighttime visual environment. It is recognized that the topography, atmospheric conditions, and nature of the city are unique and valuable to the community. The city, through the provisions contained in this title, promotes the reduction of light pollution that interferes with enjoyment of the night sky. (Ord. 2889, 1-24-2000)