The "Special Natural Area District" (hereinafter also referred to as the "Special District"), established in this Resolution, is designed to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        to guide development in areas of outstanding natural beauty in order to protect, maintain and enhance the natural features of such areas;

(b)        to preserve land having qualities of exceptional recreational or educational value to the public;

(c)        to protect aquatic, biologic, botanic, geologic and topographic features having ecological and conservation values and functions;

(d)        to reduce hillside erosion, landslides and excessive storm water runoff associated with development by conserving vegetation and protecting natural terrain;

(e)        to preserve hillsides having unique aesthetic value to the public; and

(f)        to promote the most desirable use of land and the direction of building development in accordance with a well-considered plan, to promote stability of residential development, to promote the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses, to conserve the value of land and buildings and thereby protect the City's tax revenues.