The purpose of the Flood Protection Overlay is to;
i. The flood hazard areas of Boise City are subject to periodic inundation, which may result in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and government services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety, and general welfare.
ii. Flood losses are caused by natural forces and construction practices that increase flood heights and velocities, and by structures that are inadequately anchored and that may damage property in other areas. Uses that are inadequately flood-proofed, elevated, or otherwise unprotected from flood damage also contribute to flood losses.
iii. The purpose of this Section is to promote public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by provisions designed to:
A. Protect human life and health;
B. Minimize expenditures of public money and costly flood control projects;
C. Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding that are generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;
D. Minimize prolonged business interruptions;
E. Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains; electric, telephone and sewer lines; and streets and bridges located in Areas of Special Flood Hazard;
F. Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of Areas of Special Flood Hazard so as to minimize future flood blight areas;
G. Ensure that potential buyers are notified when property is in an Area of Special Flood Hazards; and
H. Ensure that those who occupy the Areas of Special Flood Hazard assume responsibility for their actions.