AG-8: Enable urban agriculture
Reduce zoning obstacles for urban agricultural practices, such as vertical and rooftop farming, growing and selling produce, and keeping chickens and/or beehives. Steps to reduce obstacles include:
- Amending zoning codes to allow for specific agricultural animals in residential districts
- Establishing a pilot permit program to incrementally increase the number of agricultural animals
- Explicitly excluding agricultural activities in nuisance laws and aesthetic regulations
Strengthen home-rule powers of municipalities and counties as it relates to agricultural zoning so decisions about community agriculture are localized.