City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17E
Chapter 17E.030
Section 17E.030.020

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.030 Floodplain Management

Section 17E.030.020 Findings of Fact

  1. The flood hazard areas of the City may be subject to periodic inundation that 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 can adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare.
  2. These flood losses are caused in part by the cumulative effect of obstructions in areas of special flood hazards that increase flood heights and velocities, and when inadequately anchored, damage uses in other areas. Uses that are inadequately flood proofed, elevated or otherwise protected from flood damage also contribute to the flood loss.

Date Passed: Monday, February 21, 2005

Effective Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

ORD C33583 Section 2