This ordinance amends existing zoning laws to define accessory garden, community garden and market garden and allows for the same in all zoning districts. It also establishes use standards.
See references to "day care facilities," "home for the aged," "retirement home," and "school." § 1.
The whereas clauses refer to "access to healthy food options ...and increase food security and affordability."
The whereas clauses refer to "reduc[ing] the environmental impacts of food distribution and transportation."
The whereas clauses refer to "provid[ing] economic opportunity and strengthen[ing] the local economy."
Whereas clauses state "the promotion of local food production has become and issue of national, state and local significance;" "local food production can increase access to healthy food options, reduce the environmental impacts of food distribution and transportation, and increase food security and affordability;" "the allowance of urban agricultural activities within the City of Moscow provides for the productive use of underutilized lands that may not be appropriate for other uses and development; and" "the allowance of urban agriculture activities will provide economic opportunity and strengthen the local economy."
This is an uncodified ordinance. Passed by City Council and approved by the Mayor on August 19, 2013.