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Fresno, Cal., Code of Ordinances § 15-2734 (current through Sept. 24, 2019)
Brief 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.
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Fresno
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. 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.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
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. "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.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 15-6802.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
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
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.