This chapter is adopted for the purpose of:
   (A)   Protecting the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare;
   (B)   Promoting orderly development and regulating the use of land for trade, industry, residence, recreation, agriculture, forestry, soil conservation, water supply conservation and conservation of shorelands;
   (C)   Providing adequate light, air and convenience of access to property;
   (D)   Allowing access to direct sunlight for solar energy systems;
   (E)   Regulating the density and distribution of population;
   (F)   Preventing overcrowding of land and undue concentration of structures;
   (G)   Limiting congestion in the public right-of-way;
   (H)   Dividing the city into zones and districts, restricting and regulating therein the location, construction, reconstruction, alteration and use of structures and land;
   (I)   Maintaining the compatibility of different land uses and the most appropriate use of land throughout the city;
   (J)   Requiring that no structure be erected, converted, enlarged, reconstructed or altered and no structure or land be used for any purpose or in any manner which is not in conformity with the provisions of this chapter;
   (K)   Defining the powers and duties of the administrative officers and bodies, as provided hereinafter;
   (L)   Providing for the administration of this chapter and amendments thereto;
   (M)   Providing that where the conditions imposed by any provision of this chapter are either more restrictive or less restrictive than comparable conditions imposed by any other law, ordinance, statute, resolution or regulation of any kind, the regulations of which are more restrictive, or which impose higher standards or requirements shall prevail; and
   (N)   Prescribing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this chapter or any amendment thereto.
(Ord. passed 10-11-1963)