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Woodland Hills

Parkway Veggie Gardens Free From Fines
Posted by Melissa Simon on Aug 15, 2013 - 12:19:41 PM

WOODLAND HILLS—The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, August 13, to suspend a law that makes planting vegetable gardens in parkways illegal.

This practice, known as urban gardening, has been growing in communities with limited access to fresh produce in recent years.

According to current city law, parkways are required to be “free of obstruction,” which includes vegetable gardens. Parkways are defined as the space between the sidewalk and the curb.

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Parkway vegetable garden

“Los Angeles has a wellness crisis,” Councilman Mike Bonin tweeted Tuesday. “We do not have enough access to healthful food.”

Council President Herb Wesson introduced the motion and said officials still need time to figure out how to enforce the motion, but does not want community members to worry about being cited. 

In the last month, two gardeners were given citations for the gardens. Two years ago, south L.A. resident, Ron Finley, was cited for a 150-foot parkway garden along Exposition Boulevard. Finley gathered enough signatures to petition the citation and challenge the rule, gaining support of Wesson and other council members.

According to the motion, city public works officials are in the process of amending the “Residential Parkway Landscape Guidelines” to make an exception for the vegetable gardens.



 

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