16.01.020  Purpose of Development Code.
This development code implements the policies of the Murrieta general plan by classifying and regulating the uses of land and structures within the city. This development code is adopted to protect and to promote the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of residents and businesses in the city. Additional purposes of this development code are to:
   A.   Implement the goals, objectives, policies and programs of the Murrieta general plan, and to manage future growth and development in compliance with that plan;
   B.   Provide standards for the orderly growth and development of the city that will maintain the community's housing, service, retail and employment needs in appropriate locations;
   C.   Require high quality planning and design for development, that enhances the visual character of the city, avoids conflicts between land uses, and preserves the scenic qualities of the city;
   D.   Conserve and protect the natural resources of the city, its natural beauty and significant environmental amenities;
   E.   Create a comprehensive and stable pattern of land uses upon which to plan transportation, water supply, sewerage and other public facilities and utilities; and
   F.   Provide regulations for the subdivision of land in compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, Title 7, Section 4, Division 2 of the California Government Code. 
(Ord. 492 Exhibit 2, 2014; Ord. 182 § 2 (part), 1997)