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County looks into urban agricultural zones and viability in unincorporated areas


Last updated 12/5/2015 at Noon

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SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors planted a seed Wednesday, Nov. 18, that could one day help turn empty lots throughout the region into small farms – by directing county staff to look into creating urban agriculture incentive zones.

Board members voted unanimously to direct county staff to take three main actions. First, to create framework criteria to evaluate proposals to establish urban agriculture zones in both the unincorporated county and cities – and report that criteria within 90 days to the board and all 18 cities in the county. Second, use the framework...

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