City of Los Angeles Administrative Code, Chapter 17: City Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program(“UAIZ”)

Jurisdiction Name: Los Angeles
State/Province: CA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 3,918,872
Population Range: 1 million or more
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: legislation and regulations
Year: 2017
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: food access, healthy food, healthy food access, urban, urban agriculture, urban agriculture incentive zone, urban agriculture incentive zone program, urban farm, urban farming, urban garden, vacant land, vacant lot
Adopting Government Department(s):

City Council, Mayor

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Department of City Planning
Support Entity(s):

California State Legislature

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

This City ordinance lays out the eligibility criteria, application process and administration of the UAIZ program which allows for use of vacant land for small-scale agriculture combined with a reduced property tax assessment for participating property owners. This is intended to promote and support urban agriculture and access to healthy food.

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