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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.
The ordinance requires benchmarking and public disclosure of energy and water metrics for buildings having at least 50,000 square feet of commercial space. The ordinance requires city-owned buildings to comply by June 1, 2013, commercial buildings 100,00 square and more to comply by June 1, 2014, and commercial buildings 50,000 square feet and more to comply by June 1, 2015
This ordinance establishes rules governing hazardous waste disposal within county boundaries. This ordinance requires those who produce hazardous waste to dispose of it in an environmentally-conscious and sustainable manner.
This ordinance prohibits smoking in restaurants and grants county and municipal authorities enforcement powers for addressing violations of this policy. This ordinance also provides scientific evidence and legal rationale for such an ordinance. Lastly, this ordinance defines jurisdictional boundaries of this policy and clarifies which establishments are subject to the anti-smoking provisions associated with this ordinance.
This ordinance prohibits smoking within public establishments including municipal and county buildings, restaurants, and institutions. This ordinance outlines the public health rationale for such a policy and defines key terms related to smoke-free public places necessary for the implementation and enforcement of such an ordinance.
Minneapolis municipal election law with ranked choice voting.
the report explains the general voting rules of Minneapolis, Minnesota election law about voting method, administration, and ballots. It includes ranked choice voting.
This act establshes the Minneapolis building energy benchmarking program.
This ordinance establishes regulations governing food service at public establishments in the county. This ordinance provides a brief rationale for this policy and links public health outcomes to food service. This ordinance requires food service establishments to undergo regular health inspections and to acquire food safety licensing before beginning sale of food products to customers. Restaurant owners are also required to submit plans for safe food service practices to the county board of health prior to receiving county licensure and these plans must be reviewed, revised, and resubmitted at a regular interval as required by the board of health.
This ordinance prohibits the creation and maintenance of a public health nuisance such as a clandestine drug lab, a blockage of solid waste, a breeding ground for disease vectors, or open-air carcass storage. This ordinance defines public health nuisances and grants enforcement powers to county and municipal law enforcement agents to address violations of this policy. This ordinance provides a brief rationale for such a policy and links public health and safety outcomes to the prevalence of public nuisances.