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St. Petersburg, Fla., Land Development Code § 16.50.085 (current through Nov. 6, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law allows community gardens in the City's "Community Residential Home, One to Six Residents" district and provides regulations for the same. Among other things, it allows selling produce under certain conditions and includes regulations to minimize potential adverse environmental impacts.
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Expressly allows something.
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Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: St. Petersburg
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. See reference to: fruits or vegetables. § 16.50.085.2.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See references to the following: "environmental compliance" (§16.50.085.4.8)l; " prevent any chemical pesticide, fertilizer or other garden waste from draining off of the property." (§16.50.085.4.1).
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. "Community gardens may create impacts which can be detrimental to the quality of life on adjacent properties. The purpose and intent of this section is to establish appropriate standards that allow for a community garden use, while mitigating any associated undesirable impacts. A community garden is a principal use that allows the growing, harvesting and in districts allowing retail sales, the incidental retail sale, of edible fruits or vegetables or other plant products intended for ingestion by neighboring residents, friends, owners, and the permittees of the owner for their consumption and enjoyment and for the consumption and enjoyment of others on a not-for-profit basis, except as expressly allowed herein." §16.50.085.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 16.90.020.3.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The roles and duties of the various review and decision-making bodies responsible for the administration of these regulations are generally set forth in § 16.80.040.
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
Section 16.50.085. - Community Gardens is located in Chapter 16 - Land Development Regulations. History: Ord. No. 933-G, § 1(16.50.085.4.7), 6-4-2009; Ord. No. 141-H, § 1, 11-24-2014.