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This model ordinance requires that a municipal public fund create a list of fossil fuel companies that match specific criteria and divest all direct and indirect holdings in companies on this list over a 3-year period. This model allows for temporary suspension of divestment actions when financially prudent, as well as requiring efforts to minimize the costs to public funds. This model also urges fiduciaries of local government investment pools to divest from fossil fuel companies. And this model provides a range of policy options, from urging asset managers of participant-directed retirement funds to create investment offerings that are devoid of holdings in fossil fuel companies, to reinvesting funds in socially responsible investments, to urging credit rating agencies to factor climate risks into their ratings of publicly held companies.
This model ordinance establishes a PACE program through which owners of qualifying property located in the PACE district who so choose to access financing for energy saving improvements to their property through PACE loans; and sets guidelines and regulations of PACE program administration.
This model ordinance adopts the International Green Construction Code; establishes that where there is a conflict between an existing law or regulation and a specific requirement of this code, the specific law or regulation shall be applicable; and establishes the range of application for compliance. The International Green Construction Code creates minimum green requirements for an entire construction project including the design, construction, and certificate of occupancy.
A model ordinance that limits the amount businesses may contribute to candidates, political parties, or office holders; and prohibits an entity that contributes more than the limit from receiving government contacts.
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.
The \'Healthier Choices, Healthier Kids\' ordinance promotes children\'s health by requiring all fast food restaurants within municipal boundaries to serve healthful sides and beverages as the default components of children\'s meals unless the customer affirmatively makes a different selection. The ordinance will support families seeking healthy choices for their children by ensuring that chain restaurants in the Municipality [name] provide children\'s meals that meet the Institute of Medicine\'s School Meal guidelines for child nutrition.
This ordinance: requires, for participating developments, a minimum of 15% of the dwelling units within the participating residential development to be affordable to households with an income not to exceed 80% of the Area Median Income and that participating residential developments including or consisting of apartments provide affordable housing units as rental units in the same proportion that the apartments comprise a portion of the total residential development; provides density bonuses, including a 20% unit increase, and zoning ordinance dimensional adjustments; requires the appropriate agency to annually publish a pricing schedule of sale and rental prices for affordable dwelling units; establishes limitations governing the resale of affordable dwelling units created under this bill; and requires affordable dwelling units to be dispersed among the market rate dwelling units throughout the development.
This ordinance: requires a permit for any development that results in a net increase of 10 or more dwelling units and the grant of a Special Permit from the Board of Appeals or other designated Special Permit Granting Authority for such a development; requires that any developer using a Special Permit include at least 10 percent affordable housing units in a division of land or multiple unit development; authorizes a FAR bonus, with a requirement that 50% of the units developed under the density bonus be affordable units, and a density bonus of two market rate units for each affordable unit provided; requires that all affordable units be situated within the main development so as to not be less desirable than the rest of the units and that all affordable units be compatible in design, appearance, construction, and quality of materials with other units; allows for payment of certain fees in lieu of affordable unit inclusion; requires certain financial disclosures for potential purchasers of affordable units; and places limitation of resale of affordable units.
Creates a healthy food zone around schools by regulating the location of fast food restaurants and mobile food vendors.
Legislative findings in support of the Healthy Food Zone Model Ordinance