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This title is adopted pursuant to the planning and zoning law of the California Government Code to promote the health, safety and general welfare and to achieve the following objectives:

A. To enhance and implement the general plan.

B. To provide a guide for the growth and development of Sierra County in accordance with the general plan.

C. To secure for the citizens of the county the social and economic advantages resulting from an orderly planned use of its land resources.

D. To encourage, classify, designate, regulate and segregate the uses of land, buildings and structures to serve the needs of agriculture, commerce, industry, residences and other purposes in appropriate places.

E. To establish conditions which will allow all of these land uses to exist in harmony within the community.

F. To prevent the overcrowding of land, to avoid undue concentration of population, and to maintain a suitable balance between the structures and open spaces.

G. To lessen congestion on streets and to promote a safe, efficient traffic circulation system.

H. To insure that adequate off-street parking and loading facilities will be installed and maintained.

I. To facilitate adequate provisions for community utilities, such as transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks and other public requirements.

J. To protect and enhance real property values.

K. To promote the stability of existing land uses and to protect them from incompatible and harmful intrusions.

L. To protect and preserve the stability of fish and wildlife populations for the enjoyment of present and future generations. (Ord. 409, eff. 7/5/73; Prior code § 86100)