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This ordinance amends the Philadelphia code to require employers within organizations or public agencies that receive city contracts, subcontracts, leases, concessions, financial assistance, or other forms of city support to provide their employees with a higher minimum wage. The new minimum wage standard in this ordinance is an hourly wage, excluding benefits, of at least 150 percent of the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. This ordinance also establishes a Living Wage Advisory Committee to review the implementation and effectiveness of this law.
This ordinance: requires, for participating developments, a minimum of 15% of the dwelling units within the participating residential development to be affordable to households with an income not to exceed 80% of the Area Median Income and that participating residential developments including or consisting of apartments provide affordable housing units as rental units in the same proportion that the apartments comprise a portion of the total residential development; provides density bonuses, including a 20% unit increase, and zoning ordinance dimensional adjustments; requires the appropriate agency to annually publish a pricing schedule of sale and rental prices for affordable dwelling units; establishes limitations governing the resale of affordable dwelling units created under this bill; and requires affordable dwelling units to be dispersed among the market rate dwelling units throughout the development.
This ordinance prohibits extraction of natural gas from new wells; and prohibits utilizing new extraction methods on pre-existing wells.
The ordinance requires benchmarking of energy and water use for nonresidential buildings or spaces of 25,000 square feet or more in Philadelphia using a benchmarking application developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The ordinance requires the seller or lessor of any covered building to, upon request, provide prospective purchasers or lessees with a copy of the building\'s most recent Statement of Energy Performance. The ordinance also calls on the administration to implement a citywide program for reporting of benchmarking data online in a manner that permits viewing and comparing of energy and water usage among comparable buildings and uses.
This ordinance is a three strikes and you\\\\\\\'re out ordinance. It applies to all corporations that want to do business in the township, and also applies to corporations already doing business in the township. The ordinance prevents any corporation from doing business in the township if it has a history of consistent violations with regards to environmental regulations. Consistent violations, as defined by the Wayne Township Supervisors, is three violations over the past fifteen years. The term violations is broadly defined within the Ordinance, and includes Notices of Violation, court proceedings, and any violation of state, local, or federal statutory or regulatory law. Compliance violations include violations committed by the corporation, and the corporation\\\\\\\'s parent, subsidiaries, directors and offers and owners, and other corporations served by the directors and officers. If a corporation applies for any permit or permission from the township, that corporation is required to furnish these compliance histories if the township has reason to believe that the corporation has noncompliance history. This reason to believe is triggered by a citizen petition section, which allows Township residents to submit information to the Township to trigger the request. This requirement also applies to corporations already doing business in the Township -although this is a portion of the Ordinance that will probably be subjected to a legal challenge.
This ordinance makes unlawful employment discrimination against pregnant women and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee\'s pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition at the employee\'s request. The ordinance defines a reasonable accommodation as an accommodation that allows the employee to perform the essential functions of the job. However, under the bill, the employer need not provide accommodations that are unduly burdensome according to factors including: cost, the employer\'s financial resources, and the type of operation performed by the employer. The ordinance burdens the employer to demonstrate that an accommodation is an undue burden. Also, the ordinance requires employers to provide notice of the right to be free from discrimination because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition.
This ordinance restricts certain activities outside health care facilities to ensure patients have safe access to the entrance of facilities such as reproductive health clinics. The ordinance creates a fifteen-foot buffer zone around entrances to clinics in which individuals are prohibited from congregating, patrolling, picketing or demonstrating. The ordinance also prohibits, within 100 feet of the facility\'s entrance, an individual from barring another individual\'s access to a facility or from approaching within eight feet of that individual to leaflet, display a sign, or engage in oral protest, education or counseling unless that person consents.
An ordinance which is intended to create systems to mitigate the adverse impacts related to the conveyance of excessive rates and volumes of storm water runoff. The ordinance strives to minimize the volume of runoff that must be collected, treated and released by storm water management facilities, maintains the natural infiltration process, removes pollutants, protects natural drainage systems.
Understanding the effect of flooding on Great Lakes cities and identify strategies to manage the problem of urban flooding. The effects of urban flooding—sewer backups, basement seepage, property damage, and street ponding—collectively cause millions of dollars of damage each year, the survey encourages collaboration among utilities and municipalities, partners and investors in Great Lakes cities.
Unchecked water loss within water supply systems is a public concern: it wastes public money, hinders the economy, and risks long-term water scarcity. Previous studies and surveys about water loss demonstrate the long-held belief that maintaining robust water service infrastructure is key to an efficient and sustainable water system. This survey report constitutes a first step, by providing a baseline of current water loss practices and policies among water supply utilities that can be used to support collaboration in developing strategies for improvement. This report also acts as a case study in data collection and benchmarking that can be used to develop water loss control solutions and improve public reporting.