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This report serves as a resource for local governments and stakeholders in designing and implementing a local solar plan. The report includes examples and models that have been field-tested in cities and counties around the United States.
The ordinance requires owners of any vacant property within 60 days of becoming vacant or 30 days after assuming ownership to register and pay a $500 fee and to renew registration yearly with a graduated yearly fee rate beginning at $1,500 with the first renewal and reaching $5,000 with the third.
An ordinance requiring that no single retail store (including, but not limited to, a retail establishment use as defined in Bennington\'s Land Use and Development Regulations) whether located in a single building, combination of buildings, single tenant space and/or combination of tenant spaces shall exceed 50,000 (fifty thousand) gross square feet of floor area in the aggregate, except that in the Planned Commercial District the limit shall be 75,000 gross square feet in the aggregate.
This ordinance establishes an Urban Agriculture Program for the City and County of San Francisco and expands the Urban Agriculture Ordinance already enacted in the City. The Program coordinates urban agriculture efforts with the multiple public agencies involved in urban agriculture and promotes comprehensive programs, policies, and strategies to enhance and increase urban agriculture in San Francisco. As authorized by the ordinance, the program will advocate for state and federal funding and record and publicly disclose program data. Additionally, the Mayor and City Administrator are tasked with development of an urban agriculture strategic plan which includes data on urban agriculture in San Francisco including funding, list of all local programs, counts of active and inactive site coordinators, count of waiting lists and a needs assessment of resident, organization, and business needs.
This ordinance declares that water is a common resource for the residents of Barnstead and prohibits corporate withdrawals of water for resale without notice to the town, and town approval. Over the past several years, directors of global water corporations have been invading New England towns with the intention of leasing land, then announcing plans to pump, bottle and sell the water obtained through the leased land. When corporations takes large amounts of water from the area, the result is lowered water tables and dry wells, infiltration of pollutants or saltwater, and damage to wetlands.
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.
An ordinance permitting Accessory Development Units in the city of Salt Lake. Such units, which are currently illegal in areas zoned for single-family houses unless granted a waiver, also allow homeowners to offer an affordable housing option to an aging parent, relative or college student. These units would promote more efficient use of the city\'s housing stock and slim carbon footprints. The units also could boost sustainable-living practices by permitting an aging parent, relative or student to have an affordable housing option in a desirable area.
This ordinance establishes greenhouse gas emissions targets and departmental action plans for the City and authorizes the Department of Environment to coordinate efforts to meet the established targets.
This model ordinance or zoning bylaws provide for the construction and operation of wind energy facilities. The model includes the general requirements for all wind energy facilities, which has sections on design standards, safety and environmental standards, maintenance standards, and decommissioning requirements. There are also sections on large and small wind energy facility requirements.
This resolution calls for managers of public investments and public agencies to divest any fossil fuel accounts currently in the county\'s investment portfolio. Further, it prohibits any future managers of public accounts from investing in companies whose business profits from the manufacture or sale of fossil fuels and unsustainable energy.