SPUR Comments on City of Oakland Urban Ag Policy

Letter offering recommendations for strengthening the August 13 draft Zoning Update Proposal
Policy Letter
September 25, 2012

SPUR believes these rules will help individuals and organizations understand what is and is not allowed in specific areas of Oakland. Because we are concerned that some of the regulations may be overly restrictive and stifle future urban agriculture projectsthat would benefit the city, SPUR suggests that the Planning Department start with a set of regulations that are more permissive than those currently proposed.