POLICY DATABASE
Austin, Texas, Land Development Code § 30-5-261 (current through Oct. 5, 2017).
Brief Summary
Regulates development in Critical Water Quality Zone. Provides that open space is limited to urban agriculture or community gardens in a water supply rural watershed, water supply suburban watershed, or the Barton Springs Zone; also provides that standards for open space including urban agriculture/community gardens.
Legal Strategies
Creates an exemption.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
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?
Yes. "the floodplain modifications proposed are necessary to protect the public health and safety " § 30-5-261 (G)(1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Development should be in accordance with the Environmental Criteria Manual § 30-5-261(B)(3)(a); (4)(b); (5)(b); (C )(2); (E )(2).
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. § 30-5-1.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
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
Land Development Code, title 30-Austin/Travis County Subdivision Regulation, ch. 30-5-Environment, sub. A-water quality, art. 7-requirements in all watersheds, div. 1-Crticial water quality zone restrictions, § 30-5-261-critical water quality zone development. History: City Code Section 25-8-261; Ord. 031211-11; Ord. 031211-42; Ord. 20131017-046; Ord. No. 20160922-048 , Pt. 8.