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The dedication of open space easements within a proposed subdivision may be required for the purpose of:

(1) Protecting significant natural vegetation;

(2) Preserving views and other visual amenities;

(3) Preserving open spaces which are integral elements of an approved overall plan;

(4) Preventing and limiting drainage and erosion problems;

(5) Controlling the amount and character of any permitted improvements within such easements.

If such an easement is required, the subdivider shall execute a deed to the City that includes such reasonable restrictions as may be imposed to carry out the intent of this title and the general plan and that is in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.