The City of Chula Vista seeks to promote access to locally grown produce to the community and has adopted several policies to reduce barriers and increase agricultural opportunities throughout the City.
In February 2018 the City expanded the community garden policy to allow applications for community gardens on city property, such as parks and right of way.
Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ)
In July 2018 an Urban Agriculture Zone (UAIZ) was adopted in Chula Vista, which is allowed under state law through Assembly Bill 551 and amended by Assembly Bill 465. The UAIZ provides a tax benefit for private landowners that enter into a contract where a vacant property is only used for agricultural purposes. Contracts are for a minimum of five (5) years and properties must be between 0.1 and 3 acres.
The City of Chula Vista's municipal code has more information on what type of agricultural activities are allowed on a property.
Want to learn more about Urban Agriculture in Chula Vista? Download a one page guide on Resources for Urban Agriculture in Chula Vista.