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(a) Regulation of Legal Conformities. This Chapter establishes uniform provisions for the regulation of legal nonconforming land uses, structures, and parcels. Within the land use zoning districts established by this Development Code, there exist land uses, structures, and parcels that were lawfully in existence before the adoption, or amendment of this Development Code, but which would be prohibited, regulated, or restricted differently under the terms of this Development Code, as amended. This Chapter provides for their eventual elimination, but allows them to exist under the limited conditions identified in this Chapter.
(b) Intent. It is the intent of this Development Code to discourage the long-term continuance of these nonconformities in order to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare and to bring the uses and structures into conformity with the goals and policies of the General Plan and any applicable Specific Plan or community plan area.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)