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Policy Summary

This law establishes standards for urban agriculture and specifically addresses season extension structures, fences, on-site sales, composting/refuse storage, signs, and pesticides.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Santa Clara
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Surplus

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
Yes

Pesticide use shall be subject to applicable federal and state regulations. § 4.10.025 (F).

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"The Zoning Ordinance is adopted to promote and protect the public health, safety, peace, comfort, convenience and general welfare…" § 1.10.030.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 1.30.030

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

General implementation details for the code's zoning provisions are set forth at sections 5.10.010 through 5.70.070. §§ 5.10.010 -.070.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

General criminal penalties and civil remedies for violations of the Zoning Ordinance are found at § 5.80.100. None are specific to section 4.10.025.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

"Santa Clara County, California - Code of Ordinances TITLE C - CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE APPENDIX I - ZONING ARTICLE 4. - SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS CHAPTER 4.10. - SUPPLEMENTAL USE REGULATIONS § 4.10.025. - Agriculture: Urban.( Ord. No. NS-1200.352, § 4, 9-29-15 ; Ord. No. NS-1200.355, § 5, 4-26-16 ) "