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New Port Richey, Fla., Code, app. A, § 7.14.00 (current through Aug. 9, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law designates permitted uses in the City's Government District and allows urban agriculture in addition to municipal government buildings and facilities.
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Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: New Port Richey
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 foster and preserve public health, safety, comfort and welfare" (§ 1.03.01 (B)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Protection of environmentally sensitive lands (§ 1.02.02).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Economic benefits, development (§ 1.02.02).
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 general and specific findings for various subject areas of the Land Development Code at sections 1.02.01 and 1.02.02. Among other things, this language is included: "Controlling the location, design and construction of development within the City is necessary to maintain and improve the quality of life in the City..." (§ 1.02.01 (B)).
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?
Unclear. Although not labeled purpose, or intent the first sentence of the provision indicates a purpose ("The (G) Government Zoning District recognizes the importance for the city to provide high quality services to its residents"). §7.14.00.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. §§ 2.00.00 - 2.01.00.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. Implementation detail are slim, but the law provides that "the city council may prescribe conditions on permitted uses to alleviate any obvious or perceived hardships on affected property owners." § 7.14.02. Additionally, administrative duties are set forth in Chapter 3 of Appendix A with respect to administration of the Land Development Code in general. Ch. 3.
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
New Port Richey, Florida - Code of Ordinances, APPENDIX A - LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 7. - ZONING, 7.14.00 - (G) Government Zoning. History: Ord. No. 2016-2073, § XIII, 6-21-2016; Ord. No. 1869, § 1, 2-19-2008.