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San Francisco Considering Property Tax Break for Urban Gardens

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering adopting an "Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone" policy to incentivize the development of urban gardens on empty lots (which actually do exist in San Francisco).

"Until now, the city has given few incentives to would-be urban garden developers. But a new proposal before the Board of Supervisors would create what’s called an Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone for property owners willing to convert their empty lots to urban gardens," reports Mark Kelly.

"If the law is passed, participating property owners would see a significant cut in their property tax. To qualify, their gardens must be open and accessible to the public." The gardens must also remain as gardens for five years under the current proposal.

Full Story: San Francisco Supervisors Consider Tax Breaks To Seed Urban Garden Growth

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