Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says that while it is true the city's new Unified Development Code does increase costs for some local businesses, many of the changes from the old city code reflect what members of the public told the city they would like to see in terms of development in Cheyenne. Kaysen says one example of this is the landscaping requirement of the UDC. Kaysen says residents at a number of public forums held over the years said they would like to see the appearance of  local businesses improved as a way to upgrade the general shopping environment in the city. Kaysen also says people should know the UDC will be periodically reveiwed for possible changes, adding that the implementation of the code is something of a learning experience at this point. The UDC took effect in April.