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Arvin, Cal., Code § 17.43.050 (current through May 25, 2017)
Brief Summary
This section provides design guidelines for two target areas within the city, including one where healthy food access is mentioned as a possible priority. The target areas are both included in a mixed-use overlay zone which emphasize, among other things, walkability, bike-ability and accessibility.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Limited scope. Applies only to areas designated as an MUO pedestrian-oriented mixed use overlay zones. See § 17.43.010.
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Arvin
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Unclear. The MUO pedestrian-oriented mixed use overlay district targets two specific areas, including one that is a vacant area where it is contemplated that healthy food stores could be located, and additional housing be build; the law does not explicity state why these areas are targeted. See §§ 17.43.010(B) and 17.43.050.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See, this language: "giving residents easier access to healthy foods." § 17.43.050.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See, e.g., this language: "minimize off-site storm water runoff, promote on-site filtration, and minimize the discharge of pollutants to ground and surface water," "pedestrian routes" and "bicycle routes," which is included in development standard language applicable to all sections located in Chapter 17.43, including this section. § 17.43.040.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. This section is located in a chapter that sets for development standards for a "mixed-use overlay zone" and prioritizes "development opportunities in key target areas of the community," including "retail and services to provide a convenient shopping option" and "housing opportunities." § 17.43.010.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Unclear. Although not labeled "intent" or "purpose," this language is included in the Chapter: "The city seeks to make the most of development opportunities in key target areas of the community. The MUO [("Mixed-Use Overlay")] zone will be most beneficial in guiding development in these areas. § 17.43.010.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Ch. 17.02 has definitions for the zoning code.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Chapter 17.05 sets forth the application procedure for permits and site plan submissions, approval, and review, including findings that the Planning Director should include.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. To the extent any building or structure or any use of property is contrary to the provisions of the title is unlawful and is a public nuisance, the same may be addressed by "abatement, removal" or "enjoinment." § 17.58.030.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 17.43.050 (Design Guidelines); is located in Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 17.43 (MUO Pedestrian-Oriented Mixed Use Overly Zone). History: Ord. No. 411, § 3, 12-3-2013.