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C <br />ORDINANCE NO. <br />AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR DESIGNATION, <br />PRESERVATION AND CONTROL OF HISTORIC <br />OR CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT LANDMARKS <br />AND DISTRICTS. <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS DOES ORDAIN <br />AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1. <br />Article 9 is hereby added to the Zoning Ordinance of the <br />Town of Los Gatos to read: <br />ARTICLE 9 LANDMARK AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br />SEC. 9 -1.1. Purposes It is hereby found that structures, <br />sites and. areas of special character or special historical, <br />architectural or aesthetic interest or value have been and, <br />continue to be unnecessarily destroyed or impaired, despite <br />- the feasibility of preserving them. It is further found. <br />that the public health, safety and welfare require prevention <br />of needless destruction and impairment, and promotion of <br />the economic utilization and discouragement of the decay <br />and desuetude of such structures, sites and areas. The <br />purpose of this ordinance is to promote the health, safety <br />and general welfare of the public through: <br />(a) The protection, enhancement, perpetuation and <br />use of structures, sites and areas that are <br />reminders of past eras, events and. persons <br />important in local, state or national history, <br />or which .provide significant examples of <br />architectural styles of the past or are landmarks <br />in the history of architecture, or which are <br />unique and irreplaceable assets to the Town and. <br />