(A)   (1)   It is hereby found that the topography and atmospheric conditions of the Town of Tusayan, Arizona, and the surrounding area are uniquely suited for astronomical observation.
      (2)   It is further recognized that naturally dark landscapes and star-filled skies are valued by many residents and visitors, and that poor lighting practices in outdoor lighting not only unnecessarily impede views of the starry night sky but also waste energy, hamper the use and enjoyment of property and can endanger the public welfare by producing unnecessary glare.
   (B)   (1)   Accordingly, it is the intent of this zoning code to encourage lighting practices and systems which will minimize light pollution, light trespass, and conserve energy while maintaining night-time safety, utility, security and productivity.
      (2)   To conserve energy, the Tusayan Town Council encourages the users of outdoor lighting to transition from high energy consumptive lighting to more energy efficient, low wattage lighting.
(Ord. 2012-04, passed 12-5-2012)