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Policy Summary

This law defines urban agriculture, which is a permitted use in numerous development zones, to include various activities, including "gleaning."

Background Information

State Arizona
Jurisdiction Name Tucson
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Distribute;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

See reference in the purpose section to "protect and promote the general health, safety, and welfare of all present and future residents of Tucson ..." § 1.3.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

The purposes of the Development Code are to "protect and promote the general health, safety, and welfare of all present and future residents of Tucson and more specifically: To implement the General Plan; To guide new growth and redevelopment of the community in accordance with the policies of the General Plan; To encourage the most efficient use of land through site sensitive design; To reduce potential hazards to the public that may result from incompatible land uses or from the development of environmentally hazardous or sensitive lands; To protect and enhance the City’s natural, cultural, historical, and scenic resources; and, To promote the economic stability of the community. § 1.3.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 11.4.22.

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 11.4.22 is located in the Tucson, Arizona Unified Development Code, Article 11 - Definitions and Rules of Construction, Section 11.4 - Other Terms Defined. History: Am. Ord. 11328, 12/8/2015; Am. Ord. 11508, 12/5/2017.