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Policy Summary

This law allows single-family homes to incorporate gardens, either raised or non-raised beds, into all yards and may be tended with only household garden products, tools, and equipment.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Fresno
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

Purpose section states the purpose of the code is to "protect the health, safety, and welfare of their occupants and of the general public" § 15-2701.

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The purpose of this article is to establish standards for specific uses and activities that are permitted or conditionally permitted in some or all districts. These provisions are supplemental standards and requirements to minimize the impacts of these uses and activities on surrounding properties and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their occupants and of the general public." § 15-2701.

Includes definitions?

§ 15-6802

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Fresno, California Code of Ordinances, Chapter 15 Citywide Development Code, Part III Regulations Applying to Some or All Districts, Article 27 Standards for Specific Uses and Activites. History: Added Ord. 2015-39, § 1, eff. 1-9-16.