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The purpose of this Chapter is to:
(a) Enhance the aesthetic appearance of the County by providing standards related to the quality and functional aspects of landscaping and to recognize that landscapes are essential to the quality of life within the County by providing areas for active and passive recreation. Additionally, landscapes are an enhancement to the environment by benefitting air and water quality, helping to prevent and manage erosion, offering fire protection, and helping to replace valuable ecosystems that may be lost during development.
(b) Increase the compatibility between abutting land uses and public rights-of-way by providing landscape screening and buffers.
(c) Protect public health, safety, and welfare by preserving property values and enhancing pedestrian and vehicular traffic and safety.
(d) Provide for the conservation and protection of water resources through the efficient use of water; appropriate use of plant materials suitable for climate and location; regular maintenance of landscaped areas; and provide regional standards pursuant to § 83.10.080, in addition to those required by the State Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO), as adopted by reference in Title 6 of the San Bernardino County Code of Ordinances.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4136, passed - -2011; Am. Ord. 4245, passed - -2014; Am. Ord. 4400, passed - -2021)