All regulatory legislation contained in the Snohomish Municipal Code is enacted as an exercise of the police power of the City to provide for, promote, protect, and preserve the public peace, health, safety and welfare, and such legislation shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of said purposes. It is expressly the purpose of such legislation to provide for and protect the general public and not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will, or should, be especially protected or benefited by the terms of such legislation.
Nothing contained in any regulatory legislation of the City is intended to be, nor shall be, construed to create or form the basis for any liability on the part of the City or its officers, employees or agents for any injury or damage resulting from the failure of any member of the public to comply with applicable regulations, or from the failure of a structure, utility, road or sidewalk to comply with applicable code requirements, or by reason, or in consequence, of any plan check, inspection, notice, order, certificate, or approval, issued in connection with the implementation or enforcement of regulatory legislation, or by reason of any action, or inaction, on the part of the City, or its officers, employees or agents, in connection with the implementation, or enforcement, of regulatory legislation. (Ord. 1454, 1980)