Division I. Zoning Code Enactment and Applicability

Chapter 23.02


23.02.010    Purpose of EGMC Title 23.

23.02.020    Authority.

23.02.010 Purpose of EGMC Title 23.

Title 23 of the City of Elk Grove Municipal Code carries out the policies of the Elk Grove General Plan by classifying and regulating the uses of land and structures within the City, consistent with the General Plan. EGMC Title 23 is adopted to protect and to promote the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare of residents and businesses in the City. More specifically, the purposes of this title are to:

A. Provide standards and guidelines for the orderly growth and development of the City that will assist in protecting the characteristics and community identity of Elk Grove;

B. Create a comprehensive and stable pattern of land uses upon which to plan transportation, water supply, sewerage and other public facilities and utilities;

C. Conserve and protect the City’s natural features such as creeks, oak trees, and historic and environmental resources;

D. Minimize automobile congestion by promoting pedestrian-oriented development, safe and effective traffic circulation, and adequate off-street parking facilities; and

E. Ensure compatibility between residential and nonresidential development and land uses. [Ord. 8-2011 §3(B), eff. 6-24-2011]

23.02.020 Authority.

This title is enacted based on the authority vested in the City of Elk Grove by the State of California, including but not limited to: Article XI, Section 7 of the State Constitution; the Planning and Zoning Law (Section 65000 et seq. of the Government Code); the Subdivision Map Act (Section 66410 et seq. of the California Government Code); and the California Environmental Quality Act (Section 21000 et seq. of the California Public Resources Code). [Ord. 8-2011 §3(C), eff. 6-24-2011]