New resource on accessing healthy food in the age of COVID-19. Featuring local government policies that accelerate, prioritize or facilitate food access during the pandemic.
View the Resource
POLICY DATABASE
Policy Summary

Describes conditions under which sustainable urban agriculture (community gardens, market gardens, and urban farms) qualifies as a permitted use in the Critical Water Quality Zone. Raising of livestock or fowl are not allowed.

Background Information

State Texas
Jurisdiction Name Austin
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an exemption
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

"the floodplain modifications proposed are necessary to protect the public health and safety" 1.5.3.(G)

Environmental goal?
Yes

"environmentally-sensitive management practices, such as water conservation." Sec. 1.5.3.(B).

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Unclear

Some terms (sustainable urban agriculture, community garden, market garden, urban farm) are defined under "sustainable urban agriculture").

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Environmental Criteria Manual, § 1 water quality management; 1.5.0 stream buffers; 1.5.3 Development allowed in the critical water quality zone. Rule No. R161-14.22, 9-2-2014.