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This fact sheet reviews studies of cities adjusting homeless response policies to prioritize providing access to permanent housing. The studies reviewed in this fact sheet suggest that switching to policy strategies that emphasize access to permanent housing can significantly reduce cost of providing services for homeless populations and, in many cases, reduce a city\'s overall cost of addressing homelessness. This fact sheet also outlines how some cities have prevented homelessness and targeted those most in need.
This ordinance prohibits any person, group of persons and/or association from engaging in picketing focused on and taking place in front of or next to a particular residence, without the express prior consent of the occupant(s). The intention of the ordinance is to protect physicians who provide reproductive health services from harassment in their homes.
This model ordinance declares the covered jurisdiction to be a drone-free zone. The ordinance provides penalties for violating the drone-free zone and states that no evidence acquired by the violation of the ordinance may be used in a criminal prosecution. The ordinance prohibits a city official from purchasing, leasing, borrowing, or using a drone.
This model ordinance restricts the use of drones in the enacting jurisdiction\'s airspace. The ordinance allows drone use for activities other than law-enforcement activities such as rescue missions, fire response, hazardous material spills, and natural disaster response. The ordinance defines specific situations where drones may be used by a law enforcement agency. It also provides for specific circumstances where an individual may use a drone if he or she receives a license issued by the jurisdiction\'s government body. The ordinance regulates aerial surveillance and the use of evidence obtained by drones. In addition, it includes penalties for violating the ordinance.
This ordinance requires all employers in the City of Chicago to offer employees the opportunity to earn and accumulate sick time. The ordinance requires employers to provide one hour of sick time for each 30 hours worked, with a cap of 40 accumulated hours for small employers and a cap of 72 hours for all other employers. The ordinance prohibits employers from requiring employees to find a replacement for themselves as a stipulation for using sick time. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against employees for valid sick time usage. Employers are exempt from this requirement if there is a valid collective bargaining agreement in place or if they offer paid leave that can serve the same purpose as sick days. Employees may receive no reimbursement for sick days upon termination and must provide advanced notice of plans to use sick days to the employer when possible. The ordinance lists several civil penalties for violations of this ordinance.
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 ensures that each resident receives full benefits of citizenship and equal employment opportunities regardless of a person\'s perceived or actual race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibility, marital status, age, disability or handicap, use of service animals and/or mechanical aids.
This ordinance prohibits any county contractors from discrimination between employees with spouses and employees with domestic partners in the provision of employee benefits. This ordinance vests in the County Executive the responsibility to create rules for its implementation, including penalties on contractors who practice discrimination between employees with spouses and those with domestic partners.
This model ordinance will ensure the protection of civil rights and liberties through several provisions. It places limits on intelligence collection and surveillance activities and restricts the use of profiling based on a person\\\'s race, religion, country of origin, and gender. It requires transparency in the data collection methods of law enforcement and prohibits local officials from enforcing federal immigration programs. In addition, it provides for civil action if a person is subjected to law enforcement activities that are not in accordance with the ordinance.
This initiative prohibits bias-based profiling by officers, which includes using certain personal factors such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration or citizenship status, socioeconomic status, or other defined characteristics as a basis of suspicion for unlawful activities. The initiative explains the prohibited practice by juxtaposing it with the permitted use of information about the circumstance, relevant to the locality and time frame, that links a person of a certain race, color, ethnicity, etc., to illegal activity. The initiative also authorizes citizens and organizations to file claims of disparate impact or intentional discrimination or against a variety of individuals and agencies.