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San Francisco, Cal., Ordinance, No. 66-11 (April 20, 2011)
Brief Summary
This uncodified ordinance amended multiple sections of San Francisco's planning code to both define and regulate urban agriculture in the city, including allowing for urban agriculture activities in various zones, and allowing for both neighborhood and large scale agriculture. Neighborhood agriculture activities includes community gardens, market gardens, and kitchen gardens. Also allows for limited on-site sales or donation of fresh produce or horticultural products, and specifically exempts produce/products grown for personal use from regulation.
Legal Strategies
Creates an exemption.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City, County
Jurisdiction Name: San Francisco
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?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Water conservation (Section 2, adding new section 102.35(c )).
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?
Yes. Findings include that the actions contemplated in the ordinance are in compliance with the CA Environmental Quality Act, are consistente with the City's General Plan, and will serve the public necessity, convenience, and welfare. Section 1.
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?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Section 2, adding Sec. 102.35(a) and (b).
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
Uncodified ordinance. File no. 101537, ordinance no. 66-11 (April 20, 2011). Amended Planning Code to add section 102.35 and amend sections 204.1, 209.5, 227, 234.1, 234.2, 703.2, 710.1, 711.1, 712.1, 713.1, 714.1, 715.1, 716.1, 117.1, 718.1, 719.1, 720.1, 721.1, 722.1, 723.1, 724.1, 725.1, 726.1, 727.1, 728.1, 729.1, 730.1, 731.1, 732.1, 733.1, 733A.1, 734.1, 735.1, 736.1, 737.1, 790.50, 803.2, 803.3, 810.1, 811.1, 812.1, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 827, 829, 840, 841, 842, 843 and 890.50. Did not compare with current, codified version because multiple code sections were involved.