CHAPTER 6. BUILDING CODES.*
Article II. Flood Damage Prevention Regulations.
Sec. 6-2-2. Findings of fact.
(a) The floor hazard areas of the city are subject to periodic inundation
which results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards,
disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public
expenditures for flood protection and relief and impairment of the tax base, all
of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general
(b) These flood losses are caused by the cumulative effect of
obstructions in areas of special flood hazards which increase flood heights and
velocities, and when inadequately anchored, damage uses in other ares. Uses that
are inadequately flood-proofed, elevated or otherwise protected from flood
damage also contribute to the flood loss. (Ord. No. 1125, (part).)