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As cities look for solutions to help meet their increasingly aggressive clean energy targets and support their local economies, community solar is a growing opportunity. Community Solar is the distributed solar projects shared virtually by a number of subscribers in a community, typically through on-bill credits. For cities, community solar is a way to vastly increase the amount of locally generated renewable energy, along with associated benefits of local jobs, property tax revenue, and local community investment.
As San Antonio continues to grow, it has the opportunity to develop in such a way that residents can reduce the environmental impacts of travel, while also reducing household transportation costs. This report provides information on the combined housing and transportation (H+T) costs in the San Antonio metro area, demonstrating that these two household expenses are closely linked. In San Antonio, combined housing and transportation costs are higher away from the city center. While housing developments on the urban fringe take advantage of low land costs, transportation infrastructure makes car ownership a necessity. In contrast, both housing and transportation costs are lower in the compact neighborhoods closer to downtown, where residents can more easily get to jobs, shopping and amenities by transit and walking.
This ordinance outlines deferred credit presentment practices as well as regulations on their conduct as imposed by a municipal authority. It establishes definitions of deferred presentment transactions and credit access businesses as well as certification processes for these businesses. This registration acts as a consumer protection by guaranteeing the quality and credit of defered presentment transactions.
This ordinance alters payday lending practices as sanctioned and regulated by municipal governments. It provides functional and clear definitions of alternative financial services businesses and acceptable practices and zoning for those businesses. Additionally, it outlines consumer protections for alternative financial services.
Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, a comprehensive plan designed to achieve Zero Waste in the City of Austin while enhancing the services we provide to this community.
This ordinance adopts the 2012 Edition of the International Green Construction Code of the International Council. The ordinance regulates the construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, demolition, use, and maintenance of construction with in the city. The ordinance provides for a penalty not to exceed $2,000
The ordinance orders a sales and use tax referendum be held on November 6, 2012 on whether or not to authorize the City Council to levy a one-eighth of one percent sales tax within the City of San Antonio for a maximum period of eight years for the purpose of financing authorized programs for early childhood development and education services for the development of math, reading, and life long learning skills and the promotion of literacy skills to be implemented and developed by the San Antonio Early Childhood Education Municipal Development Corporation pursuant to Chapter 379A, Texas Local Government Code. The early childhood plan is referred to as: Pre-K for SA.
This referendum authorizes the San Antonio City Council to levy a one-eighth of one percent sales tax for a maximum of eight years for the purposes of financing early childhood education in San Antonio.
This is a point of sale ordinance that applies to anyone selling their home. When someone sells, their home, the ordinance requires the seller have a standardized Austin Energy audit performed on their house and the results must be disclosed to the prospective buyers. An energy audit is used for the following reasons: High electric and gas bills; Problems staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter; One room is too hot while another room is too cold; Air conditioner or furnace seems to run all the time; Indoor air quality issues, including problems with dust, mold, drafts, or asthma; Interest in renewable energy sources. In addition, having an energy assessment is the first step in reducing the environmental impact of one\'s home energy expenditure. Most homeowners can reduce their footprint by 20-50%, and the home assessment test is the best way to find out how.
This ordinance adopts the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code with 2001 supplement, mandating energy efficiency rates of 15% above current rates set by the city. The ordinance shall regulate the design and construction of new buildings, building additions, or level 3 alterations as defined in the International Existing Building Code 2006.