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The lodging tax obtained from Airbnb allows the county to regulate short term rentals. Local residents have complained of noise, crime, and other problems caused by short term rental industry. Lodging tax allows government to remove advantage these short rentals over hotels and to manage the industry more easily.
How short term rentals should be regulated suggested by Policy Matters Ohio, such as limits on rentals, living wages for cleaning workers, adequate taxes, licensing of both rental platforms and owner, and housing rust fund.
Foreclosure fillings continue to decline from the peak but still remain in a high level. To address the damage of foreclosure, the state should boost investments in housing counseling, affordable quality housing, and support local efforts to address neighborhood blight.
Solar hasn’t been available to everyone. The majority of Angelenos, who are renters, have been excluded from the solar market and resulting savings. LADWP historically has lacked renter oriented solar programs. These barriers have resulted in disparities in who has access to solar energy, with Repower LA research showing less affluent areas like Boyle Heights receiving less than 1% of solar panel rebates. Yet a new program, Shared Solar is expected to be approved by the DWP Board on September 25th, will serve renters, create a more resilient grid, less blackouts, and good jobs.
Late at night, when Chicago sleeps, apartment parking lots are at their peak usage. When CNT visited those lots and garages at 4:00 a.m., though, we found one third of the parking spaces sitting empty. This may not seem like a huge problem, but each indoor, underground parking space - one individual space - costs $37,300 to build. Multiply that by all of the spaces in the lot, and the price tag is huge. We think that wasted money and space should be allocated to housing instead. As we began to dig into this issue, some important questions emerged. How does that unused parking impact communities? How much of it exists? And how can rethinking how much parking cities mandate promote neighborhoods that are more compact and affordable with access to frequent transit?
Community Benefit Agreement between LA and a developer of an area in the Hollywood area which ensures they pay a living wage, hire locally, engage in health care outreach programs, and do not displace existing tenants.
The ballot measure text for Measure JJJ, Affordable Housing and Labor Standards Related to City Zoning for the City of Los Angeles, as approved by Los Angeles City voters in November 2016. Ballot measure developed by the Build Better L.A. labor-community coalition, including the Alliance for Community Transit-Los Angeles (ACT-LA) and the Los Angeles Confederation of Labor.
For the past eight years, UC Berkeley's Center for Cities & Schools (CC&S) has engaged in action-oriented research focused on the challenges and promise of integrated and inclusive planning practices and policies. The Center has learned by doing that overcoming a century of siloed institutional practices is no small task. However, the benefits of bringing together city and regional planning agencies, on the one hand, and school districts/local educational agencies (LEAs), on the other, far outweigh the costs of maintaining the status quo. In any given case the challenges are multiple: high concentrations of poverty and racial segregation in schools as well as neighborhoods; a growing achievement gap as reflected in test scores and high school graduation rates between more affluent, mostly white and Asian students and African American and Latino students; years or even generations of systemic neglect in infrastructure investments in school facilities and neighborhoods; and well-intended educational and planning policies that in many cases did more harm than good.
Foreclosure rates fell a lot which requires more intensive governemnt intervention to recover. 10 most populated counties cover sixty-one percent of the state's foreclosure fillings. Foreclosure can also be treated as a land-banking tool to funnel already vacant homes. To further improve the foreclosure raes, governemnts should increase support for foreclosure prevention, restore local funding, provide foreclosure counseling, and increase customer protection.