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An ordinance encouraging government entities to purchase locally grown food by providing local producers a bid preference depending on whether the producer is local, sustainable, or a combination of both.
This ordinance creates an open data policy for the City of New York. Open data means that the data generated by the government should be available to the public to the greatest extent possible over the Internet without license or registration and in a format that permits everyone to access and analyze it. The ordinance requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DoITT) to promulgate open data standards. It requires all public data that City agencies make available on the Internet to be consolidated onto one centralized website in open data formats. In addition, the ordinance requires the web portal to include an online forum to solicit feedback from the public and to encourage public discussion on open data policies and public data set availability on the web portal.
This ordinance amends a prior open data policy that empowered San Francisco\\\\\\\'s Committee on Information Technology to establish rules and standards applicable to all city departments regarding the release of data to the city\\\\\\\'s online data portal. This ordinance establishes the positions and duties of the Chief Data Officer and Open Data Department Coordinators to assist in the implementation of the city\\\\\\\'s open data policy. The ordinance also establishes additional rules and procedures for making open data available through the city\\\\\\\'s open data web portal.
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 policy brief discusses a system of public disclosure of a building\\\'s ENERGY STAR performance score, which rates a buildings energy efficiency based on utility bills, in order to motivate building owners to invest in energy efficient technologies. The brief asserts that public disclosure of these scores would lead to investment in clean energy technologies, create jobs, and increase energy efficiency.
This ordinance establishes land and buildings as different classes of property and establishes a procedure to tax building values at lower rates than land values. It also ensures availability of full public information regarding assessments and appeal procedures; ensure that shifts in the tax burden on individual taxpayers will not be excessive from year to year; and ensures comparability of tax effort between this jurisdiction and its surrounding jurisdictions in the metropolitan area and between this jurisdiction and jurisdictions of comparable size. The accompanying model act provides state authorization to tax property at two rates and requires municipalities to create an implementation plan for the split-rate property tax.
This ordinance creates a ballot measure to approve a property tax levy to fund a Families and Education Subfund. The proceeds will fund educational and developmental services, preschool and early childhood education, family support, family involvement services, middle school support, out of school activities, support for at-risk youth, student health services, evaluation of programs, and school crossing guards.
This model resolution declares a specific day \'Buy Local Day\' and expresses the city\'s support of local, independent businesses.
This ordinance puts on the ballot a measure to finance Portland Children\\\'s Investment Fund to support proven programs designed to help children arrive at school ready to learn, provide safe and constructive after school alternatives for kids, and prevent child abuse and neglect and family violence. The measure proposes financing Portland Children\\\'s Investment Fund with a five-year levy of $0.4026 per $1000 of assessed property value.
This ordinance would require all corporations requesting municipal action or receiving a municipal contract or financial assistance to file a corporate income tax disclosure statement with the municipal department responsible for business permits and licenses. This tax disclosure statement would include identifying information, employment data, and tax information - from total gross income to taxes paid - with information on certain tax expenditures and other relevant tax provisions. Corporations would be able to submit a supplemental statement explaining information in the disclosure, and the public would be provided access to the corporate tax disclosure statements. The municipal agencies responsible for business licensing and tax collection would be authorized to audit corporations and enforce penalties for noncompliance. Policy options in this model ordinance include language to expand the number of corporations required to file a disclosure statement (to cover all publicly traded corporations with municipal business licenses and/or large private firms), require disclosure of corporate violations, delay public disclosure to address corporate privacy concerns, and allow private persons to bring civil action against noncompliant corporations.