This law allows community gardens to count toward the landscaping/"open space" requirements for multi-family residential developments. It also encourages the incorporation of edible landscape elements and/or crop tree as a component of the landscape plans for both residential and nonresidential projects, as well as public projects, as a sustainable development practice.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
Focuses on multi-family residential developments. § 19.52.070.
See references to the following fresh produce: strawberry, pumpkin, citrus, avocado, apple. §19.52.070.
See references to the following: sustainable development practices, green waste, water conservation. §19.52.070.
"The standards in this Section are established to encourage conservation of natural resources, increased energy efficiency, and use of sustainable practices in the development process, and to implement State laws regarding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, water conservation, and other resource conservation directives." §19.52.010.
Art. 9, Ch. 19.160.
At Chapter 19.40 various administrative duties are assigned to the City Council, Planning Commission, Architectural Review Board, Director of Community Development, Community Development Department, and Community Development Department Staff in the general administration of the Development Code. There are no duties specific to Section 19.52.070. Ch. 19.40.
"Any person, firm, or corporation, whether as principal, agent, employee, or otherwise, violating or causing the violation of any of the provisions of this Development Code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable in compliance with Municipal Code Section 1.04.100." § 19.154.070(b).
"Section 19.52.070 - Community gardens and edible landscaping is located in Article 3 - Regulations Applicable to All Zones, Chapter 19.52 - Sustainable Development Practices. History: The enacting ordinance is not specified."