The “Special Coastal Risk District” established in this Resolution is designed to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare in coastal areas that are currently at exceptional risk from flooding and may face greater risk in the future. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        to limit the population in areas that are vulnerable to frequent flooding, including those areas exceptionally at risk from projected future tidal flooding;

(b)        to reduce the potential for property damage and disruption from regular flood events and support the City’s capacity to provide infrastructure and services;

(c)        to promote consistency with planned improvements, neighborhood plans, and other measures to promote drainage, coastal protection, open space and other public purposes;

(d)        provide sound planning in areas that have historically been occupied by wetlands and, where plans exist, for such areas to be maintained as open space; and

(e)        to promote the most desirable use of land and thus conserve the value of land and buildings, and thereby protect the City’s tax revenue.