The purpose of this title is to provide for the identification, enhancement, perpetuation and use of historic resources within the city in order to:
A. Safeguard the heritage of the city as represented by those buildings, districts, objects, sites and structures which reflect significant elements of the city’s history;
B. Foster civic and neighborhood pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past, and a sense of identity based on the city’s history;
C. Stabilize or improve the aesthetic and economic vitality and value of such sites, improvements and objects;
D. Assist, encourage and provide incentives to private owners for preservation, restoration, redevelopment and use of outstanding historic buildings, districts, objects, sites and structures;
E. Promote and facilitate the early identification and resolution of conflicts between preservation of historic resources and alternative land uses; and
F. Conserve valuable material and energy resources by ongoing use and maintenance of the existing built environment. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).