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The impetus for this guide and the work it reflects originated with the establishment of USDA's "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" (KYF2) Initiative. Launched in 2009, the mission of KYF2 is to strengthen the critical connection between farmers and consumers and support local and regional food systems. As such, it is closely aligned with the broader mission of USDA to support agriculture, rural development, and healthy nutrition. While there is no office, staff, or budget dedicated to KYF2, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan chairs a task force of USDA employees representing every agency within the Department in order to break down bureaucratic silos, develop commonsense solutions for communities and farmers, and foster new partnerships inside USDA and across the country.
An Ordinance amending Chapter 181 of the Codified Ordinances of the County of Summit, entitled Linked Deposit Program to make the County Fiscal Officer\'s Linked Deposit Program more effective and efficient for County of Summit business and homeowners. The linked deposit program provides lower interest loan to approved small businesses. This ordinance increases the dollar amount available to local businesses, increases the term of residential loans, include outstanding tax certificates as a reason for businesses and residential homeowners to be ineligible to participate in the program; streamlines the approval process.
This ordinance establishes a solid waste management fee to fund environmental health programs. This ordinance establishes payment methods, reporting requirements, and penalties for noncompliance with the ordinance.
This ordinance establishes a land bank authority for the county. This bank uses funds collected through county revenue activities to purchase and restore blighted or foreclosed properties to usable a profitable states.This ordinance designates the manner and process by which these properties will be purchased as well as the acceptable purposes to which these lands may be restored.
The ordinance provides businesses with a payroll tax exclusion if it is a clean energy business, as defined in the ordinance.
This report serves as a resource for local governments and stakeholders in designing and implementing a local solar plan. The report includes examples and models that have been field-tested in cities and counties around the United States.
The lodging tax obtained from Airbnb allows the county to regulate short term rentals. Local residents have complained of noise, crime, and other problems caused by short term rental industry. Lodging tax allows government to remove advantage these short rentals over hotels and to manage the industry more easily.
Even though foreclosure filings have fallen, they still running at high levels. The foreclosures cause vacant roperties with resources to prevent them having dwindled. The state needs to put a great amoun of money to fight the blight created by foreclosures.
This report serves as a resource for developing laws that prohibit smoking in workplaces and public places and is a companion piece to the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report describes and justifies the various provisions in the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report elaborates on the places that should be covered by smoke-free laws and potential aspects of the law that may draw the most opposition. It also includes an appendix outlining the health hazards of secondhand smoke and a list of general references.
This report serves as a resource for developing smoke-free workplace laws and is a companion piece to the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report outlines potential amendments that could be made to weaken a smoke-free workplace law by creating exemptions or loopholes. Some examples from the report are hardship provisions, licensing fees, tax incentives, and private club exemptions. This report is periodically updated by Americans for Nonsmokers\' Rights, please contact the organization to ensure you have the most recent version of the document.