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City of Albany Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO)

May 31, 2017

This USDO is adopted in order to:

(1) Implement the policies of the adopted Comprehensive Plan, as may be amended from time to time;

(2) Promote economic reinvestment in the City;

(3) Protect and preserve the City’s residential neighborhoods;

(4) Promote energy conservation and low impact development, and environmentally sensitive development;

(5) Secure safety from fire, floodwaters, panic, and other dangers;

(6) Facilitate the provision of adequate transportation, water, sanitary and sewers, schools, parks, and other community facilities needed to serve new and existing development;

(7) Promote, preserve, and encourage the aesthetic quality and reinforce the historic urban form and fabric of the City; and

(8) Promote the public health, safety, and general welfare.

Read the Newly Adopted USDO (.pdf)