Urban Agriculture Amendments - On January 31, 2012, the San Diego City Council approved new regulations for urban agriculture that address changes to the keeping of chickens , goats and bees . These will reduce the approval process for farmers markets on private property and therefore create two new uses for farmers market stands and retail farms. It will also make minor changes to the recently adopted community garden regulations. However, the regulations related to Farmers Markets, Retail Farms and Community Gardens require certification from the California Coastal Commission prior to becoming effective within the City's Coastal Overlay Zone. The California Coastal Commission (CCC) unconditionally certifies certified the new regulations on June 12, 2013.
Amendment to the Regulations for Community Gardens - On June 7, 2011, the San Diego City Council approved new regulations that allow community gardens to be developed easily and inexpensively in all residential and commercial zones in the City. The regulations were unconditionally certified by the California Coastal Commission (CCC) on May 8, 2013. As of this date the regulations are effective Citywide.