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Great Falls, Mont., Code § 17.20.6.175 (current through Sept, 28, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law sets forth details that must be submitted to the Planning and Community Development Department prior to approval of a new community garden. Required details include, among other things, identification of a garden coordinator, site plans and operating standards (including tax and governance structure, hours of operation, maintenance, and security measures).
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Montana
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Great Falls
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. See references to: public health, safety, and welfare. §§ 17.20.1.010; 17.20.1.020.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See the following language "minimize environmental degradation," § 17.20.1.020.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Unclear. See this language: "implement the City's adopted growth policy." § 17.20.1.020.
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?
Yes. There are various findings stated at section 17.20.1.020, including the finding that "the use of land in the City has a direct bearing on the public health, safety, and welfare." § 17.20.1.020.
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. Purposes relate to regulating desired, incompatible, and appropriate land uses through zoning and to promote the public health, safety, and welfare. § 17.20.1.020.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Appendix F.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "The Planning and Community Development Department may require additional conditions be met for the protection of the community. The aforementioned information shall be kept on file in the Department. The group shall be responsible for providing the Department revised documents reflecting any significant or pertinent changes to operation or management of the garden." § 17.20.6.175.
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 17.20.6.175 is located in Title 17 - Land Development Code / Chapter 20 - Land Use / Article 6 - Special Standards for Principal Uses. History: Ord. No. 3068, § 1, 4-5-2011.