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This Planning Code is adopted to promote and protect the public health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, convenience and general welfare, and for the following more particularly specified purposes:
(a) To guide, control and regulate future growth and development in accordance with the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco;
(b) To protect the character and stability of residential, commercial and industrial areas within the City, and to promote the orderly and beneficial development of such areas;
(c) To provide adequate light, air, privacy and convenience of access to property, and to secure safety from fire and other dangers;
(d) To prevent overcrowding the land and undue congestion of population;
(e) To regulate the location of buildings and the use of buildings and land adjacent to streets and thoroughfares, in such manner as to obviate the danger to public safety caused by undue interference with existing or prospective traffic movements on such streets and thoroughfares.
(Amended by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015)
Introductory paragraph and division (a) amended; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015.