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Community gardens

Community gardens

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REPORTTOLAW&LEGISLATIONCOMMITTEECityofSacramento
915IStreet,Sacramento,CA95814-2604
STAFFREPORTApril
5,
2011HonorableMembersoftheLawandLegislationCommittee:Title:CommunityGardens(M11-010)Location/CouncilDistrict:CitywideRecommendation:Discussionandpolicydirectiononpermittingcommunitygardensonprivateandpublicproperty.Contact:JoyPatterson,PrincipalPlanner,(916)808-5607Presenter:JoyPatterson,PrincipalPlanner,(916)808-5607Department:CommunityDevelopmentOrganizationNo:21001010Description/Analysis:Issue:AttheCityCouncilmeetingofAugust26,2010,councilmemberRobFongrequestedthatstaffbringforwardadiscussiononcommunitygardensandtheopportunitiesformoregardens.CurrentlytheCityofSacramentodoeshaveacommunitygardenprograminpublicparks.CouncilmembersPannell,McCartyandSchenirerhavealsoexpressedaninterestincommunitygardensandthepossibilitiesofdevelopinggardensonpublicandprivateproperty.PolicyConsiderations:PolicyconsiderationsincludewhetherthecommitteewishestodirectstafftodraftanordinanceamendingtheZoningCode(Title17oftheSacramentoCityCode)toimplementregulationsforcommunitygardensonprivatepropertyandwhethertopermitgardensonpublicpropertyinadditiontocityparks.
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CommunityGardens(M11-010)April5,2011
Committee/CommissionAction:
None.AmendmentstothetextoftheZoningCode(Title17)arerequiredtobereviewedatapublichearingbeforethePlanningCommissionpriortoapublichearingbeforetheCityCouncil(17.208.010).
EnvironmentalConsiderations:CaliforniaEnvironmentalQualityAct(CEQA):
Becausethisreportconcernsgeneralpolicyandproceduremaking,CEQAdoesnotapplyperSection15378(b)(3),whichstatesthatcontinuingadministrativeormaintenanceactivities,whicharenotconductedinconjunctionwithaprojectsubjecttoCEQAreview,arenotconsideredtobe"projects"andarethereforeexemptfromCEQA.
SustainabilityConsiderations:
EnvironmentalResourcesPolicy4.1.2oftheCityofSacramento2030GeneralPlanstatesthat"TheCityshallpromoteurbanagriculturebysupportingcommunityandrooftopgardensandrecognizetheirvalueinprovidingfreshfoodinurbanareasinadditiontotheirrecreational,communitybuilding,landscaping,andeducationalvalue."
RationaleforRecommendation:
StaffrecommendsthattheLawandLegislationCommitteeprovidepolicydirectionforcommunitygardensonprivatepropertyandhavestaffprepareanordinanceamendingtheZoningCodeforthereviewandrecommendationoftheCityPlanningCommission.Communitygardensoncityproperty,inadditiontocityparkproperty,however,haveadditionalissuesthatneedtobeaddressed.Staffrecommendsthatthecommitteecontinuediscussionofgardensonvacantcity-ownedparcelssothatGeneralServices'staffcanfurtherinvestigateandprepareareportforthecommittee.
FinancialConsiderations:
None.
EmergingSmallBusinessDevelopment(ESBD):
Nogoodsorservicesarebeingpurchasedunderthisreport.PlanningDirector2
 
CommunityGardens-(M11-010)rnandezDirectorofCommulopmentRecommendationApproved:InterimCityManager
TableofContents:
Reportpg.1
Attachments:
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Backgroundpg.42CityofSacramentoGuidelinesForCommunityGardens(ParksDepartment)pg.7
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DraftOrdinanceCommunityGardensOnPrivatePropertypg.17
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