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Galveston, Tex., Code § 2.317 (current through Sept. 22, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law establishes design and use standards for community gardens. Among other things, it specifically allows sale of produce grown on-site and requires community gardens to be designed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements without the use of retaining walls that exceed three feet (3') in height.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Texas
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Galveston
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Unclear. See reference to Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. § 2.317(B)(4).
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. See reference to "sensitive habitat." §2.317.
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?
Yes. "Purpose is to establish uses that are permitted in each zoning district; uses that may be appropriate in one or more district, subject criteria in the regulations; and to establish a process to determine whether additional standards may be appropriate for a specific site"" § 2.101. ".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 14.103.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The code generally describes the roles and duties of the various review and decision-making bodies responsible for the administration of these regulations. Art. 12. It also addresses substantive and procedural permitting requirements. Art. 13.
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
"Section 2.317 - Community Garden is located in Land Development Regulations of 2015 - City of Galveston, Texas, Appendix A - Land Development Regulations, Article 2. - Uses and Supplemental Standards, Division 2.300 - Standards for Limited and Specific Uses. History: Ord. No. 15-019, § 2, 3-5-15.".