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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.
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
This model act allows a city or county to conduct a local election using ranked choice voting in which voters rank the candidates for office in order of preference. Ranked choice voting elections may be used for single-winner elections, such as Mayor, or for elections that elect multiple candidates to office, such as city council. This model act authorizes ranked choice voting methods to be adopted by ballot measure, initiative ordinance, or charter amendment.
Key elements of feed-in rates and CLEAN contracts include cost-based, standardized contracts that are long term, which allows developers to secure project financing. Incentives for local ownership, hiring of local workers, and use of locally made products can help ensure that these approaches help grow the local economy.
\"Community benefit agreements, and policies, are a reaction to economic development practices that have left communities behind, workers impoverished, and the environment degraded. Too often public contracts have gone to employers paying low wages and doing poor quality work, with little thought to the environment and community impact. In the long run, we all pay for this low-road approach. The Cuyahoga County Community Benefit & Opportunity Initiative, introduced by Cuyahoga County Council in December 2014, is a comprehensive policy designed to maximize value of the county’s taxpayer dollars. The initiative will strengthen the local economy by: Creating more local jobs and ensuring workers in those jobs receive living wages. Ensuring our workforce reflects the great diversity of our community Creating opportunity for disadvantaged workers, targeting residents from the county’s poorest neighborhoods. Building career pathways out of poverty through on-the-job training opportunities and support for pre-apprenticeship programs. Ensuring high-quality, energy-efficient building, with cost-effective sustainable technology, which will reduce costs to taxpayers in the long run. It will also ensure the county considers health the impact of public projects over the long haul. The upshot is: More local jobs with higher wages Less poverty and stronger neighborhoods A more diverse and productive workforce Long-term economic and environmental sustainability\"
This model ordinance prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places, enclosed places of employment, private clubs, and enclosed residential facilities. The ordinance also prohibits smoking in outdoor public places such as arenas, stadiums, and amphitheaters and restricts smoking within a certain distance of entrances, operable windows, ventilation systems, playgrounds, public transportation service areas, and outdoor seating areas for restaurants and bars. The ordinance prohibits smoking in outdoor places of employment in situations where two or more employees are present. In addition, the ordinance defines the enforcement of the law, penalties for violating the law\'s terms, and adequate posting of no smoking signs. This ordinance is periodically updated by Americans for Nonsmokers\' Rights, please contact the organization before proposing the ordinance in your community to ensure you have the most recent version of the law. Americans for Nonsmokers\' Rights, Website: http://www.no-smoke.org/ Phone: 510-841-3032
This model ordinance enumerates steps that homeowners must take to obtain, keep valid, and renew Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permits, including standards for lots, occupants, building standards, parking and traffic, public health, density limits, and legalizing illegal and nonconforming ADUs.
This model ordinance declares the covered jurisdiction to be a drone-free zone. The ordinance provides penalties for violating the drone-free zone and states that no evidence acquired by the violation of the ordinance may be used in a criminal prosecution. The ordinance prohibits a city official from purchasing, leasing, borrowing, or using a drone.
This model ordinance restricts the use of drones in the enacting jurisdiction\'s airspace. The ordinance allows drone use for activities other than law-enforcement activities such as rescue missions, fire response, hazardous material spills, and natural disaster response. The ordinance defines specific situations where drones may be used by a law enforcement agency. It also provides for specific circumstances where an individual may use a drone if he or she receives a license issued by the jurisdiction\'s government body. The ordinance regulates aerial surveillance and the use of evidence obtained by drones. In addition, it includes penalties for violating the ordinance.