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The purpose of this chapter is to prescribe, regulate, restrict, and limit for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, morals, or general welfare, regulations of and restrictions upon the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or use of buildings, structures, or land, including the regulations and restrictions of the height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures, the maximum number of families that may be housed in dwellings, the size of the yards, courts, and other open spaces, the density of population, and the location and use of such buildings, structures, and land for trade, industry, residence, or other purposes; and for said purposes to divide the city into zones or districts of such number, shape, and area as are deemed best suited to carry out the purposes; and to provide a method of administration and enforcement and to provide penalties for the violation of the within provisions.
(Ord. 794, passed 12-22-83; Am. Ord. 90-925, passed 7-26-90)