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New California law aims to cultivate urban agriculture

New CA law promotes urban agriculture

Photo Courtesy of LATimes.com (Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times)

A new law promoting community gardens and small farms lets municipalities lower property taxes on plots of 3 acres or less if owners dedicate them to growing food for at least 5 years.

This article from the LA Times reports on new legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown that will allow municipalities to lower assessed value and property taxes for urban property in California being used to grow food.  The program is currently voluntary and County Supervisors need to sign off to create their zones.

Our good friend D’Artagnan Scorza is quoted in the article and plans to lobby Los Angeles legislators.

The full article can be read here:

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-urban-agriculture-law-20131003,0,3253879.story

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