§ 83.07.020 Purpose.
   The purpose of this chapter is to implement the goals and policies of the Countywide Plan and to protect and promote the public health, safety, welfare, and quality of life of the citizens and visitors of the County by establishing regulations and a process for review of outdoor lighting in order to accomplish the following:
   (a)   Minimize direct glare and prevent excessive lighting, thereby minimizing light trespass and pollution caused by inappropriate or misaligned light fixtures, and promoting common courtesy among neighbors.
   (b)   Assist in the overall efforts by the County to preserve the night sky and thereby help preserve the County's rural quality of life and the scenic value of this desirable visual resource.
   (c)   Promote wildlife habitation and migration by minimizing light trespass and pollution into and adjacent to habitat areas.
   (d)   Provide sufficient lighting where it is needed to promote safety and security on public and private property.
   (e)   Allow flexibility in the style of outdoor lighting.
   (f)   Provide standards for efficient and moderate use of lighting which balance energy use and economic impact.
   (g)   Provide lighting standards that can evolve according to advancements in technology.
   (h)   Promote lighting practices and systems which conserve energy, decrease dependence on fossil fuels and limit greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the California Global Warming Solutions Act and other applicable state and federal laws.
(Ord. 4419, passed - -2021)