New Port Richey, Fla., Code § 21.01.00 -.10 (current through Aug. 9, 2017)
These provision set standards for community gardens and expressly allows community gardens in all zoning districts, including as a principal use for vacant lots. They require community gardens to be registered annually. Community gardens may only grow plants or produce. The regulations do not allow surplus produce/items to be sold wholesale or on-site, except through an otherwise permitted garage sale.
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Defines community gardens as something that "provides access to fresh produce and plants as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment." § 21.01.00.1.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See the following language: "connection to the environment" (§21.01.00.1); "management practices to minimize nutrient runoff and negative stormwater impacts"(§21.01.00.6).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
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?
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 and intent of this section is to establish appropriate standards for community gardens on private property, while mitigating any associated undesirable impacts." § 21.01.00.2.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Requires community gardens to be registered annually and sets forth the process for registration. § 21.01.00.10.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Code context and ordinance history
These sections are located in Appendix A - Land Development Code/ Chapter 21. - Community Gardens. History: Ord. No. 2012-1988, §§ 1, 2, 2-19-2013.