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National City, Cal., Code § 18.50.010 (current through July 19, 2017)
Brief Summary
Defines several urban agriculture related terms, including "community farm;" “neighborhood garden” and "urban agriculture." Both community farms and neighborhood gardens allow produce to be grown for personal consumption, sale, or donation. "Urban agriculture" includes "the cultivation, processing, and distribution of edible vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruits, and other plants.".
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Surplus/Waste
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: National City
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. Promote and protect the public health, safety, welfare and general prosperity of the city. § 18.10.010.
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?
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. Purposes of This Title. (1) Promote and protect the public health, safety, welfare and general prosperity of the city, (2) implement the general plan, (3) Encourage the most desirable and appropriate use of land for open space, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and other purposes, including the most desirable mix and intensity of uses and density of population throughout the city, (4)Ensure the orderly and adequate provision of infrastructure, facilities, and services such as streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, schools, and other public improvements, (5) Encourage the most appropriate use and occupancy of buildings, (6) Promote good planning and design, (7) Provide standards that include: the use and intensity of use of structures and land for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, or other purposes; population density; the location, height, bulk and size of buildings and other structures; yards, courts, and other private and public open spaces; parking and loading; signs; the division of land; and grading. § 18.10.010.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 18.50.010.
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
Title 18 (Zoning), Division 5 (Glossary), Chapter 18.50 (Glossary), Section 18.50.010 (Generally). History: Ord. No. 2012-2372, Exh. B-1, 2-7-2012; Ord. No. 2012-2377, § 3, 10-30-2012.