Mayor and Council to Discuss Urban Agriculture Tonight

The Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will hold a public hearing to consider extending or removing the sunset date for the Urban Agriculture Text Amendment ordinance passed in December 2015.

One of the conditions of the ordinance was that there would be a two-year sunset date to review whether the amendments caused a significant increase in nuisance violations in residential areas. Staff review of code violations related to the urban agriculture text amendment determined that there has been no significant increase in nuisance violations. In fact, there actually has been a decrease.

After Jan. 8, 2018, the ordinance will expire, unless the Mayor and Council re-adopts it permanently or creates a new sunset date. The public hearing takes place during tonight's 5:30 meeting at 255 W. Alameda St.