Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Ordinance No. 184-14

Jurisdiction Name: San Francisco City and County
State/Province: CA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 827,420
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2014
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production
Keywords: act, agriculture, food production, incentive, incentive zone, procedures, production, program, property tax, property tax reduction, property value, tax, urban, urban agriculture, urban agriculture incentive zone, urban agriculture incentive zones act, urban agriculture incentive zones act procedures, urban agriculture incentive zones act program
Adopting Government Department(s):

City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Lead Implementing Entity(s): San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Agricultural Commissioner, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: variable, dependent on property tax reduction
Funding Sources:
Policy Outcome(s):

amended the San Francisco Administrative Code, by adding Chapter 53A, creating local procedures to implement the California State Assembly Bill 551 (approved by the governor on Approved by Governor September 28, 2013) Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act, which authorizes local governments to enter into enforceable contracts with owners of private property for the purpose of promoting the use of vacant, unimproved, or blighted lands for small-scale agricultural use; ordinance outlines eligibility criteria for property tax reductions and the, procedures required to apply for an eligibility certificate, contract with the city, and approval process; tax reductions of less than $25,000 per year or less than $125,000 for the term of the contract; or for contiguous parcels of less than 5 acres or less; or an estimated combined tax reduction of less than $250,000 per year for all properties under contract are approved by the County Agricultural Commissioner, otherwise the SF City and County Board of Supervisors makes a decision on the property tax reduction application

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