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Minneapolis, Minn., Code § 520.160 (current through Oct. 23, 2017)
Brief Summary
Defines "Community gardens" for zoning code purposes; includes growing food for purposes of donation as one of the allowed uses of community gardens.
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Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Surplus/Waste
State: Minnesota
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Minneapolis
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. To promote and protect the public health, … of the city (sec. 520.30(2)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. To promote and protect the ... economic viability and general welfare of the city. (§ 520.30(2)).
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. This zoning ordinance is adopted for the following purposes; (1) To implement the policies of the comprehensive plan, (2) To promote and protect the public health, safety, aesthetics, economic viability and general welfare of the city, (3) To encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the city, (4) To protect the character and stability of residential, commercial and industrial areas within the city, and to promote the orderly and beneficial development of those areas, (5) To provide adequate light, air, privacy and convenience of access to property, and to secure property from fire, flood and other dangers, (6) To protect and conserve the value of land, buildings and other improvements throughout the city, (7) To prevent the overcrowding of land and the undue concentration of population, (8) To provide for the safe and efficient circulation of all modes of transportation, including transit, pedestrian and bicycle traffic, with particular regard to the avoidance of congestion in the streets and highways, (9) To preserve and increase the amenities of the city, and (10) To provide for the administration of this title including the powers and duties of officials and bodies charged with such administration, the standards for land use approvals and the procedures for its enforcement. § 520.30.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 520.160.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Chapter 525.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Provided at § 525.580.
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
Title 20 (Zoning Code), Chapter 520 (Introductory Provisions), Section 520.160 (Definitions). History: 2000-Or-033, § 3, 5-19-2000; 2000-Or-111, § 1, 10-13-00; 2000-Or-115, § 1, 11-9-00; 2002-Or-016, § 1, 3-1-02; 2002-Or-051, § 1, 6-7-02; 2002-Or-082, § 1, 8-9-02; 2002-Or-179, § 1, 11-22-02; 2002-Or-189, § 1, 12-13-02; 2005-Or-136, § 1, 12-2-05; 2005-Or-140, § 1, 12-2-05; 2006-Or-011, § 1, 2-10-06; 2006-Or-083, § 1, 7-21-06; 2007-Or—048, § 1, 6-29-07; 2007-Or-080, § 1, 10-19-07; 2008-Or-026, § 1, 4-4-08; 2009-Or-034, § 1, 4-24-09; 2009-Or-055, § 1, 7-17-09; 2009-Or-082, § 1, 8-28-09; 2009-Or-098, § 1, 9-18-09; 2009-Or-114, § 1, 10-16-09; 2009-Or-193, § 1, 12-18-09; 2010-Or-016, § 1, 4-2-10; 2010-Or-053, § 1, 5-28-10; 2010-Or-104, § 1, 12-10-10; 2011-Or-059, § 1, 7-22-11; 2012-Or-016, § 1, 3-30-2012; 2012-Or-064, § 1, 9-21-2012; 2012-Or-084, § 1, 12-14-2012; 2013-Or-058, § 1, 5-24-2013; 2013-Or-093, § 1, 11-12-2013; 2013-Or-222, § 1, 12-6-2013; 2013-Or-229, § 1, 12-6-2013; 2013-Or-235, § 1, 12-13-2013; 2013-Or-239, § 1, 12-13-2013; 2014-Or-054, § 1, 8-29-2014, eff. 10-1-2014; 2014-Or-074, § 1, 9-19-2014; 2014-Or-116, § 1, 12-5-2014; 2015-Or-101 , § 1, 12-11-2015; 2015-Or-107 , § 1, 12-11-2015; Ord. No. 2016-039 , §§ 1, 2, 5-13-2016; Ord. No. 2016-059 , § 1, 8-19-2016; Ord. No. 2016-075 , § 1, 10-21-2016; Ord. No. 2016-084 , § 1, 12-9-2016.