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This report aims to move beyond the public versus charter school debate and provide a positive vision of equitable schools that severes all students through and innovative community schools program.
This ordinance creates an abandoned property registration program that requires deed holders to register with the city within 10 days of transfer from a family to a bank. The deed holder is then required to maintain the house consistent with how other homes in the neighborhood are maintained.
The ordinance provides businesses with a payroll tax exclusion if it is a clean energy business, as defined in the ordinance.
This ordinance requires a clean technology business to be a recognized Green Business in order to be eligible for a payroll tax exclusion under applicable section.
This resolution specifies mandatory recycling programs for residences and businesses within city limits. It provides evidence generally linking public health outcomes to recycling programs and practices. It applies concepts and terms from those studies to recycling practices and establishes clear restrictions on what types materials must be recycled.
This fifth annual report details the energy performance of 468 San Francisco municipal facilities encompassing nearly 49 million square feet of building area during calendar year 2015. San Francisco began to benchmark its properties in 2011, when the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance was approved by the Board of Supervisors and signed by Mayor Edwin M. Lee. This ordinance requires owners of non-residential buildings over 10,000 square feet to annually benchmark and disclose the energy performance of their buildings, using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Portfolio Manager tool to obtain ENERGY STAR ratings when possible.
This act establshes the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance which creates the City's building energy benchmarking program.
This ordinance establishes an Urban Agriculture Program for the City and County of San Francisco and expands the Urban Agriculture Ordinance already enacted in the City. The Program coordinates urban agriculture efforts with the multiple public agencies involved in urban agriculture and promotes comprehensive programs, policies, and strategies to enhance and increase urban agriculture in San Francisco. As authorized by the ordinance, the program will advocate for state and federal funding and record and publicly disclose program data. Additionally, the Mayor and City Administrator are tasked with development of an urban agriculture strategic plan which includes data on urban agriculture in San Francisco including funding, list of all local programs, counts of active and inactive site coordinators, count of waiting lists and a needs assessment of resident, organization, and business needs.
This ordinance establishes green building requirements for newly constructed residential and commercial buildings. The ordinance requires building departments in the city and county to enforce new regulations on lighting, insulation, climate control systems, and other building design and construction standards that increase energy efficiency. The ordinance allows for the adoption of local energy standards if the standards are cost effective and will save more energy than the statewide standards. In order to improve compliance with this ordinance, the city and county will seek out additional education and training opportunities for staff in green building technologies.
This ordinance establishes greenhouse gas emissions targets and departmental action plans for the City and authorizes the Department of Environment to coordinate efforts to meet the established targets.