Wow! What a wild business!
understand the central valley isn’t exactly dripping with water. Why aren’t they talking about minimal
irrigation strategies? Stone or
wood/bark mulch works pretty well, particularly if used in relatively small
yards and if enhanced with some tough specimen plants.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Bill Maynard
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 1:55
Subject: [cg] FRONT YARD Garden
Revisted - Sacramento
on the front yard veggie garden in Sacramento
that was sited for a code violiation – please see
like someone sprayed round up on the garden… I visited it today after seeing
over spray on the neighbors lawns is the key…and not manure as a possible
cause.. this manure was added in February and was turned in…and the garden
replanted with donations of edible plants and flowers from a local gardener and
it looks good… a few zucchini plants remain and a sunflower…
be meeting with the city council member and code enforcement people this Friday
the current ordinance
17.68.010 Landscaping requirements.
Landscaping Requirements in Setback Areas.
Single-Family and Two-Family Residential--Front and Street Side. A maximum of
forty (40) percent of the front setback area may be paved for off-street
parking and driveways. An additional maximum of ten (10) percent of the front
setback area may be paved for walkways or uncovered patio use. A maximum of forty
(40) percent of the street side setback area may be paved for off-street
parking, driveways, walkways or uncovered patio use; however, this requirement
does not apply to that portion of the street side yard located behind a fence
that is in compliance with the street side fence requirements set forth in
Chapter 17.72 of this title. The remaining
portion of the setback areas shall be landscaped, irrigated and maintained with
primarily low ground cover or turf. Only living vegetation may be used as
ground cover. Vehicles, including but not limited to autos, boats,
campers, trailers, and other recreational vehicles, are not permitted to be
parked within the landscaped setback area; they must be parked on a paved
can see it is very vague… does not even mention shrubs….we will try to revise
this as much as possible to include drought tolerant and vegetable gardening….
from the EPA called her to report that this code as is does not comply with
state codes…our concerns will be taken july 30.
keep you informed on the progress
board member - Sacramento