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Santa Clara Cnty., Cal., Code § 4.10.025 (Oct. 2. 2017)
Brief Summary
This law establishes standards for urban agriculture and specifically addresses season extension structures, fences, on-site sales, composting/refuse storage, signs, and pesticides.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Surplus/Waste
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Santa Clara
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. Pesticide use shall be subject to applicable federal and state regulations. § 4.10.025 (F).
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. "The Zoning Ordinance is adopted to promote and protect the public health, safety, peace, comfort, convenience and general welfare…" § 1.10.030.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 1.30.030.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. General implementation details for the code's zoning provisions are set forth at sections 5.10.010 through 5.70.070. §§ 5.10.010 -.070.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. General criminal penalties and civil remedies for violations of the Zoning Ordinance are found at § 5.80.100. None are specific to section 4.10.025.
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
"Santa Clara County, California - Code of Ordinances TITLE C - CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE APPENDIX I - ZONING ARTICLE 4. - SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS CHAPTER 4.10. - SUPPLEMENTAL USE REGULATIONS § 4.10.025. - Agriculture: Urban.( Ord. No. NS-1200.352, § 4, 9-29-15 ; Ord. No. NS-1200.355, § 5, 4-26-16 ) ".