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Policy Summary

This provision is part of a law that provides standards for community gardens in the County's Mobilehome Park District. Community gardens must be on lots owned or leased by a property owner's association, homeowner's association, tenant's association, nonprofit organization or public agency, and the organization/agency must set up a framework for managing the community gardens. Each community gardens may have temporary (not permanent) structures, and a temporary produce stand used exclusively for on-site sales of produce.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Kern County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Limited scope
Applies only to the "MobileHome Park District."
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Unclear

Focus is on manufactured home parks.

Health-related goal?
Yes

See reference to public health, safety, and general welfare. § 19.26.190 (8).

Environmental goal?
Yes

See references to these terms: no off-site erosion or sedimentation impacts. §19.26.190 (6).

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"The sole purpose of the Mobilehome Park (MP) district is to designate areas for medium-density mobilehome living areas that are, or will be, subject to the California Mobilehome Parks Act..." § 19.26.010.

Includes definitions?
Yes

Chapter 19.04.

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

Details regarding specific implementation of this law are not set forth, but section 19.06.020 provides that the" planning director shall be vested with the authority to administer this title." § 19.06.020. Also, law requires organization that runs the community garden(s) to "establish and enforce rules pertaining to the use of the property and rights of membership," and to file the rules with the County. § 19.06.020 (2).

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Violations of the zoning code are punishable "by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not exceeding six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment." § 19.02.070; § 19.114.060.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 19.26.190 - Community garden—Standards is located in Title 19 - Zoning, Chapter 19.26 - MobileHome Park (MP) District. History: Enacted by Ord. No. G-8226, § 35, 11-8-11.