Policy Summary

Defines several urban agriculture related terms, including "community farm;" “neighborhood garden” and "urban agriculture." Both community farms and neighborhood gardens allow produce to be grown for personal consumption, sale, or donation. "Urban agriculture" includes "the cultivation, processing, and distribution of edible vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruits, and other plants."

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name National City
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Surplus;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

Promote and protect the public health, safety, welfare and general prosperity of the city. § 18.10.010.

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Purposes of This Title. (1) Promote and protect the public health, safety, welfare and general prosperity of the city, (2) implement the general plan, (3) Encourage the most desirable and appropriate use of land for open space, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and other purposes, including the most desirable mix and intensity of uses and density of population throughout the city, (4)Ensure the orderly and adequate provision of infrastructure, facilities, and services such as streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, schools, and other public improvements, (5) Encourage the most appropriate use and occupancy of buildings, (6) Promote good planning and design, (7) Provide standards that include: the use and intensity of use of structures and land for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, or other purposes; population density; the location, height, bulk and size of buildings and other structures; yards, courts, and other private and public open spaces; parking and loading; signs; the division of land; and grading. § 18.10.010.

Includes definitions?

§ 18.50.010

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Title 18 (Zoning), Division 5 (Glossary), Chapter 18.50 (Glossary), Section 18.50.010 (Generally). History: Ord. No. 2012-2372, Exh. B-1, 2-7-2012; Ord. No. 2012-2377, § 3, 10-30-2012.


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