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On Tuesday, June 23rd, Pittsburgh City Council will hold a public hearing on amendments to the zoning code related to urban agriculture. The City Planning Department has been working with leaders from Pittsburgh’s urban agriculture community over the past few years to revise and update our urban agriculture zoning code. There have been changes made to many aspects of urban agriculture including vegetable sales, full-fledged urban farms, and the keeping of bees, chickens, ducks and goats.

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The amendment to the code are complete, have the support of the City Planning Commission, and are now ready to be brought to City Council for a vote. This public hearing provides you with the opportunity to give public testimony in front of the Pittsburgh City Council regarding these changes. You can find a copy of the proposed zoning code text here. You can also find a laymen’s version of the code here.

If you would like to speak before Council, please bring a statement that is no more than three minutes in length, explaining how changes to the code will affect you and/or the city. Also, please register to speak here.

Amendments to Zoning Code Related to Urban Agriculture City Council Public Hearing
When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Where: City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15219

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