San Francisco, Cal., Ordinance No. 301-10 (Nov. 23, 2010)
Brief Summary
This uncodified law amended the city’s administrative code to support water conservation in irrigating landscapes. Includes exemptions for landscape areas with edible plants--that point is most relevant to this project.
Legal Strategies
Creates an exemption.
Requires something, sets standards.
Food System Category: Grow
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City, County
Jurisdiction Name: San Francisco
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?
Unclear. Refers to irrigated landscapes as contributing significantly to quality of life and providing areas for active and passive recreation. (Sec. 2 (a)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. water management and water waste prevention Sec. 63.2 ( e)4.
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?
Yes. The ordinance includes a finding that the law complies with California's Environmental Quality Act (Section 1); and findings relating to the importance of irrigated landscapes in San Francisco and previous efforts around water conservation (Section 2, new sec. 63.2).
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 intent of the ordinance is to promote best practices in water conservation, encourage the use of climate appropriate and local native plant species, etc. (Sec. 2, new sec. 63.2 ( e)).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 63.3.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. """A process for document submissions and approvals...will be developed by the General Manager in conjunction with the Department of Building Inspection"" (sec. 63.4(d)).".
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "If complete documentation for Tier 1 or Tier 2 compliance has not been submitted to the General Manager on or before the landscape documentation deadline, an address restriction shall be placed on the property such that no further construction permits or addenda shall be issued and no further inspections by the Department of Building Inspection shall occur" 63.6.1(c).
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
"Uncodified ordinance amending the San Francisco Administrative Code by repealing Chapter 63 and addinga new Chapter 63 - Water Efficient Irrigation. File No. 101079. The codified law is San Francisco, Calif., Administrative Code Sections 63.1 through 63.8 (current through Sept. 15, 2017), available at http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/California/administrative/chapter63waterefficientirrigationordinan?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:sanfrancisco_ca$anc=JD_Chapter63. The codified version contains some relatively changes from this uncodified law.".