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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 ordinance establishes a land conservation program for the county and grants the county the ability to acquire and own land for the purposes of conservation, which would not normally occur in private market interactions. This ordinance grants the county the ability to acquire real estate deemed essential to the conservation of natural resources and the environment. Further, this ordinance permits the county to create and sell bonds whose funds may be used for the purchase of these lands.
This ordinance prohibits the application of pesticides on municipally owned land and within the Halifax Regional Municipality or within 50 meters of any school, licensed day care center, park, playground, licensed senior citizens\' residence, university, church or hospital; exempts certain permitted pesticides from prohibitions and permits use of certain pesticides to be carried out to control or destroy plants or insects if such plants or insects constitute a danger for human beings or to control or destroy insects which have infested a property; requires notice in certain pesticide application situations; establishes a municipal pesticide registry for owners of property not wishing have pesticides on owned property until general pesticide prohibitions take effect; establishes certain requirements and procedures for pesticide application; and establishes penalties for violation of provisions.
This ordinance requires city service contractors to pay workers a living wage. Each year the city council will review and extend the living wage by at least an amount which corresponds to the cost of living increase as measured by the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area Consumer Price Index.
This ordinance requires contractors, excluding construction contracts, providing services on City-owned or City-controlled property to pay a minimum wage to their employees.
This ordinance requires city service contractors, including nonprofit agencies, and leaseholders at San Francisco International Airport to pay workers a living wage. It also gives workers 12 paid days off and 10 unpaid days for family emergencies.
This ordinance prohibits retail stores larger than 65,000 square feet and bars the Board of Zoning Appeals from granting a variance to allow a larger store. The rules also require retail stores in excess of 25,000 square feet to obtain a permit from the Council.
An ordinance requiring new retail stores over 16,000 square feet to obtain a special permit, with approval hinging on whether they add to a balanced and diverse mix of downtown businesses. Specifically, a new store must demonstrate that it 1) adds a desired type of business, 2) contributes to an appropriate balance of local or non-local businesses, and 3)contributes to an \'appropriate balance of small, medium and large-sized businesses. In addition to enhancing the overall diversity of the downtown business district, the new store must be a \'good neighbor\' and contribute to community life by becoming a member of a business or neighborhood organization, hiring local residents whenever possible, and participating in festivals and other events.
This report evaluates the LA Business Team program in the city, a major initiative of the Mayor's office to attack business to the city through subsidies. The report finds the Business Team is failing to make in a targeted way, fails to consider job quality, and fails to provide an accountable and democratic process in its decision making.
This report outlines LAANE progressive vision for LA in the 21st Century advocating for addressing inequality through increasing wages, increasing employment enforcement, ensure responsible government contracting, expanded education and training, affordable housing, and affordable health insurance.