1.   Authority.  This ordinance is adopted pursuant to the authority granted the City of North Liberty under Chapter 354 of the Code of Iowa, enabling cities to regulate the development of land within their jurisdictions and to promote good planning practices.
   2.   Purpose.  This purposes of this ordinance are to:
      A.   Serve the public health, safety, and general welfare of the City and its residents.
      B.   Encourage orderly community development consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
      C.   Provide consistent high standards to ensure the functional arrangement and economical functioning of public improvements, open spaces, utilities, and other features of land subdivision and development.
      D.   Avoid excessive costs to the taxpayers of the City for the provision of public services and utilities by apportioning appropriate shares of those costs to new development.