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(A) The intent and purpose of the plan is to provide an official guide and planning tool for the orderly future development and use of land within the city, for use by the City Council, and any existing or subsequently created boards or agencies of city government, and other state or local government agencies or districts. The comprehensive plan is intended to promote an arrangement of land use, traffic circulation, utilities, public services, and density limitations compatible with the available natural resources and in conformity with the economic and physical health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the city based on consideration of the following factors.
(1) The geographic configuration of the city.
(2) The population projections of the city.
(3) The existing land use classifications within the city.
(4) The existing traffic flow within the city and projected methods of increasing the capacity of traffic.
(5) The existing and potential limitations of an available water supply.
(6) The existing and projected means of wastewater disposal.
(7) The demand for public services required by the projected population.
(8) The preservation of natural resources.
(9) The preservation and promotion of the welfare and convenience of the city.
(B) The comprehensive plan for the city is not intended to be an official zoning map but is rather a legal document adopted pursuant to F.S. §§ 163.3161 -163.3211, and is intended to be a planning tool for arriving at decisions based on the recommendations and conclusions contained in the plan.
(Ord. 58, passed 9-22-77; Am. Ord. 115, passed 9-18-80)