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L.A.’s Incentive for Urban Farming Fails to Take Root

Hardly any lots have received a tax break so far under the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones program.
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In Southern California, an effort to turn vacant lots into urban farms is struggling to take root.

In 2014, the California legislature approved the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones (UAIZ) Act. Three years later, the policy was implemented in the City of Los Angeles and unincorporated cities in L.A. County.