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(a) This Chapter 53A implements the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act, California Government Code Sections 51040 et seq. The Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act 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. As consideration for promoting the public interest in sustainable urban farm enterprise sectors in urban centers, the City and County of San Francisco may provide certain property tax reductions in accordance with Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 422.7) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code.
(b) Implementation of the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act will make the benefits of the Act available to owners of eligible property in San Francisco.
(c) The benefits of the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act to the individual property owners and the City generally must be balanced with the cost to the City of providing the potential property tax reductions set forth in the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act.
(Added by Ord. 184-14, File No. 140702, App. 8/7/2014, Eff. 9/6/2014)