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Austin, Tex., Code § 25-2-864 (Current through Oct. 5, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law outlines standards for market gardens. It specifically allows market gardens in all base zoning districts and allows for the raising of fowl, rabbits, and aquatic foods using aquaponic systems if specified requirements are met. It does include some limitations such as restrictions on sales and the requirement that a dwelling unit must be located on the site.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Prohibits/discourages something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Distribute
State: Texas
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Austin
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. The use of synthetic inputs is prohibited, Environmental Criteria, Water conservation practices (§ 25-2-864).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
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?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 25-1-21.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. Sections 25-1-41 through -46 outline various duties for accountable entities. These are mainly decision making duties and relate generally to the provisions of the Land Development title, rather than to this section specifically.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "A person who violates this title commits a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $2000." § 25-1-462.
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
"Austin, Texas - Land Development Code, TITLE 25. - LAND DEVELOPMENT, CHAPTER 25-2. - ZONING, SUBCHAPTER C. - USE AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ARTICLE 4. - ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN USES, Division 4. - Other Uses, § 25-2-864 - MARKET GARDENS. History: Ord. 20131121-105, Pt. 4, 3-21-14 . ".