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National City, Cal., Code Sec. 18.30.240 (current through July 19, 2017)
Brief Summary
Provides specific use regulations for urban agriculture activities focused on growing of edible produce and horticultural items. Allows occastional on-site sale activities of agricultural items, and includes community gardens, neighborhood gardens, rooftop gardens and community farms, and allows for season extension structures such as coldframes, hoophouses and greenhouses. Also addresses procurement of water.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: National City
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. "Walkways shall be paved in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)" 18.30.240( E)(4), play areas for children 18.30.240( D)(1)(c).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Community health, recreation 18.30.240(A).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Environmental enhancement, preservation of green space 18.30.240(A).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Garden-related job training 18.30.240(A).
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. "The purpose of urban agriculture is to ensure that urban garden areas are appropriately located and protected to meet needs for local food production, community health, recreation, community education, garden-related job training, environmental enhancement, preservation of green space, and community enjoyment." 18.30.240(A).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. 18.30.240(B).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Chapter 18.11 includes several penalties for the violation of chapter 18 including termination of the right to operate a nonconforming use and discontinuation of use. 18.11.100.
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, Div. 3-Specific uses, Chapter 18.30, Specific use regulations, Sec. 18.30.240-urban agriculture. History: Ord. No. 2012-2372, Exh. B-1, 2-7-2012.