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An ordinance which declares intent for the Treasurer of the City of Portland to have the flexibility to make deposits in credit unions as allowed under Oregon House Bill 3700 in 2013; supports the Treasurer to amend the City\'s Investment Policy to allow for deposits in credit unions and other financial institutions up to the applicable NCUA and FDIC insurance limits and declares intent to make up to 10 initial deposits in 2012; and supports changes in the solicitation process to increase competition and consider community reinvestment criteria when selecting financial institutions which provide the City\'s financial services.
This ordinance mandates minimum blends of biodiesel and ethanol in petroleum-based fuels sold in Portland and requires city-owned vehicles to maximize use of renewable fuels.
This ordinance requires additional buffering between nonresidential and residential zones. It is used when the base zone standards in the city do not provide adequate separation between residential and nonresidential uses. The separation is achieved by restricting motor vehicle access, increasing setbacks, requiring additional landscaping, restricting signs, and in some cases by requiring additional information and proof of mitigation for uses that may cause off-site impacts and nuisances.
This ordinance puts on the ballot a measure to finance Portland Children\\\'s Investment Fund to support proven programs designed to help children arrive at school ready to learn, provide safe and constructive after school alternatives for kids, and prevent child abuse and neglect and family violence. The measure proposes financing Portland Children\\\'s Investment Fund with a five-year levy of $0.4026 per $1000 of assessed property value.
This ordinance requires protected sick time for employees of businesses working in the City of Portland and authorizes the mayor to enter into a contract with Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries for enforcement.
This ordinance prohibits public and private institutions and organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of any identity trait. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected groups, classes, and traits that may be considered in allegations of discrimination.
This ordinance requires licensing for the purpose of regulating certain payday lending practices to minimize the detrimental effects of such practices on the city\\\\\\\'s residents. The ordinance requires payday lenders to apply for city permits on an annual basis. The ordinance creates regulations concerning the renewal, cancellation, and payment plans for payday loans. The Director of the Revenue Bureau has the right to enforce this ordinance and investigate any complaints regarding violations of this ordinance. Violation of the ordinance is punishable by civil penalties.
Clean Energy Works Portland (CEWP) is an innovative effort to deliver affordable home energy upgrades by testing new ways of delivering energy efficiency to homeowners in Portland. The project is intended to save energy, reduce carbon emissions, improve home comfort and home values, and create new jobs and long-term employment opportunties and career paths for Portland area residents.
The goal of the Portland Development Commission\'s Economic Development Strategy is to reorient its redevelopment activities to build the most sustainable economy in the U.S. by being first in green businesses, first in green jobs and first in green innovation. While ambitious, we applaud PDC for its foresight as well as its sound rationale for building its future economy in this direction. We concur that Portland truly has the foundation from which to build a recognizable, world class sustainable economy - an economy that leads to shared prosperity, is consistent with the city\'s sustainable way of life and ensures future growth through green development.
The ordinance: prohibits unlawful detention or profiling; prohibits expending funds or resources for activities performed by city employees not supported by the United States Constitution, Oregon Constitution or Oregon Revised Statutes or which violate the constitutional rights and freedoms of all persons; and provides legal defense to any employee criminally charged by another entity for his or her actions in compliance with this Ordinance.