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Policy Summary

Regulates development in Critical Water Quality Zone. Provides that open space is limited to urban agriculture or community gardens in a water supply rural watershed, water supply suburban watershed, or the Barton Springs Zone; also provides that standards for open space including urban agriculture/community gardens.

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 " § 30-5-261 (G)(1).

Environmental goal?
Yes

Development should be in accordance with the Environmental Criteria Manual § 30-5-261(B)(3)(a); (4)(b); (5)(b); (C )(2); (E )(2).

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 30-5-1

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Land Development Code, title 30-Austin/Travis County Subdivision Regulation, ch. 30-5-Environment, sub. A-water quality, art. 7-requirements in all watersheds, div. 1-Crticial water quality zone restrictions, § 30-5-261-critical water quality zone development. History: City Code Section 25-8-261; Ord. 031211-11; Ord. 031211-42; Ord. 20131017-046; Ord. No. 20160922-048 , Pt. 8.