This law regulates operation, permitting and fees for community gardens. Specific issues addressed include: noises and odors; and building, electrical, and other codes. Community gardens may only be operated by a nonprofit organization, church, neighborhood association, school district, or government entity. An annual permit is required, unless the garden is an accessory use to a principal use that is permitted by city law.
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"The purpose of the regulations set forth in this article is to transform vacant land into a productive and valuable community asset in the form of a community garden that will produce food, flowers, and/or other vegetation." §13-453.
Annual permit application and review policies are addressed, in addition to details regarding fee-setting. §§ 13-456, 458.
"The city may immediately revoke or suspend the permit, or deny either the issuance or renewal thereof." § 13-462.
Sections 13-453 to 13-463 are located in Chapter 13 - Licenses, Permits and Business Regulations, / Article XII. - Community Gardens. History: Ord. No. 2013-482, § 1, 8-20-13.