16.52.010   Findings.
   The city council finds that:
   (a)   The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, and federal regulations promulgated thereunder, require the city to adopt certain flood hazard regulations in conformance with standards established by the Flood Insurance Administration;
   (b)   The flood hazard areas of the city are subject to periodic inundation which may result in loss of life and property, impose health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety, and general welfare; and
   (c)   These flood losses are often caused by the cumulative effect of obstructions in areas of special flood hazards which increase flood heights and velocities, and when inadequately anchored, damage uses in other areas. Uses that are inadequately floodproofed, elevated or otherwise protected from flood damage also contribute to the flood loss.
(Ord. 3158 § 1 (part), 1979)