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Traditional procurement model often involves identifying the problem, outlining a solution, and seeking out relevant service providers. Instead of buying a specific product or service, the local authority is given an opportunity to discover new approaches using Innovative Procurement, which is more flexible than traditional procurement in part because it focuses on understanding each challenge, its context, and people’s perspectives. Innovative Procurement asks the local authority to focus on the challenges rather than a predefined solution. It encourages the thinking of the long-term value of data and the solution’s impact, and it an open-minded attitude. Despite of the uncertainty of this new process, innovative procurement helps the local government to have a greater influence on products and find solutions that are specific to solving particular challenges.
This ordinance establishes rules regarding the development and resale of properties within city limits which caps the amount of appreciation which may be gained by an individual upon resale of a domestic residential property. This ordinance also increases the supply of mixed and middle-income properties through standards and requirements which are applied to developers.
This ordinance specifies that a portion of every new housing development project must include housing which is affordable for low income and very low income people. The percentage of the new development which much be affordable to these groups is subject to change conditional upon the size of the proposed development and a city assessment of need at the time of application for building permit. This ordinance establishes a number of clear and useful definitions related to housing agreements, home buyers, and income groups.
This ordinance requires additional buffering between nonresidential and residential zones. It is used when the base zone standards in the city do not provide adequate separation between residential and nonresidential uses. The separation is achieved by restricting motor vehicle access, increasing setbacks, requiring additional landscaping, restricting signs, and in some cases by requiring additional information and proof of mitigation for uses that may cause off-site impacts and nuisances.
\'Adaptive Reuse\' means adapting an existing economically obsolete building for a new, more productive purpose. Los Angeles\' Adaptive Reuse Program converts existing buildings to new residential uses, including apartments, condos, live/work units and hotels. The program works by streamlining the process developers must follow to get their projects approved, resulting in substantial time saving. This ordinance provides incentives for rental and condominium adaptive reuse projects in downtown Los Angeles and parking incentives for condominium adaptive reuse projects. It also enables a Zoning Administrator to approve adaptive reuse projects that meet certain requirements. 2001 Los Angeles Ordinance 174315 and 2003 Los Angeles Ordinance 175588 amended this ordinance.
The ordinance allows for on-site sales by home gardens and community gardens, and for nonresidents to donate time helping with gardening activities; allows CSA subscribers to work on a CSA site and pick up their produce there; and establishes separate definitions for home gardens, community gardens and CSA farms.
This ordinance updates the City\'s Land Use code governing urban agriculture uses, including: allowing urban farms and community gardens in all zones; allowing all residents to be able to sell food grown on their property; recognizing Farmer\'s markets, allowing them in more areas of Seattle; allowing dedicated food production on rooftop greenhouses with a 15 foot exemption to height limits in a variety of higher density zones; improving the number of chickens allowed per lot from three to eight, with additional chickens allowed for large lots associated with community gardens and urban farms; and prohibiting new roosters and sets boundaries for chicken coops, ten feet away from primary residential structures.