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27.71.010 PURPOSE.

The purpose of this chapter is to enhance the quality of life in San Mateo by the provision for appropriate design of landscaping and through the preservation of existing trees. Landscaping shall be a major component of all site design in order to create a city that has a strong landscaped character. The intent is that individual neighborhood character be developed and maintained, architecture be softened by plant materials where appropriate, conflicting uses be buffered, parking areas be screened, comfortable outdoor living and walking spaces be created, air pollution be mitigated and future developments be made water efficient.