New Bill to Exempt Detroit from Right to Farm Act
The Detroit Free Press reports about how the passing of a new bill could exempt Detroit from a provision in the Right to Farm Act. This provision prevents municipalities from exercising zoning or regulatory authority over farms:
State bill to amend Farm Act could create jobs in Detroit Gary Wozniak thinks the City of Detroit is uniquely situated to lead a 21st-Century revolution in urban land use.
It would dramatically expand commercial agriculture on tracts left desolate by suburban flight and decay and could lead to the development of a vibrant industry that would employ thousands of Detroiters.
"There are not other cities anywhere in the world that have the available land to pilot a project like this," said Wozniak, development officer of the SHAR Foundation, a Detroit nonprofit that connects addicts and ex-cons to work, and runs the RecoveryPark farm project.
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