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This Policy Matters Ohio report, by privatization scholar and criminal justice professor Michael Hallett and Policy Matters Executive Director Amy Hanauer, points to reasons to be cautious about prison privatization, even in the case of Lake Erie Correctional Institution, which has been free of the major scandals associated with the other two private institutions
The Ordinance, among other things, requires city information and services be provided in every language that is represented by 10,000 people or more in the city at the same level that information and services are provided to English speakers. The ordinance requires the hiring of bilingual staff in public contact positions. However, the ordinance divides the implementation into two phases divided by department. The ordinance establishes an in house translation service for translating written materials and providing translation for public meetings. The ordinance requires that every department maintain a telephonic recording in every language represented by 10,000 people or more in the city contain information about the department's operations. The ordinance establishes a complaint process and a compliance plan to be completed by the City Manager each year.
The ordinance requires City Departments to offer written materials in languages besides English if a substantial or concentrated portion of the public utilizing their services does not speak English effectively because it is not their primary language.
The purpose of the Community Benefits Program for the North Hollywood Redevelopment Mixed-Use Project is to provide for a concerted and coordinated effort on the part of the City, the Agency, and the Developer to extend the benefits of the Development to the community. It should also serve to maximize community involvement in the planning, development and use of area resources to ensure that low-income individuals residing in the Valley Community benefit from the Development. For these reasons, and in consideration of mutual promises, undertakings, and covenants, the adequacy of which the Coalition and the Developer hereby acknowledge, the Coalition and the Developer, on behalf of themselves and their respective successors, partners, and assigns, agree to the terms set forth in this Community Benefits Program.
This ordinance establishes a farmland preservation board that reviews and approves applications for the formation of farmland districts for the purpose of their maintenance and preservation in the presence of ongoing forestry activities.
This act creates an earned income tax credit program that allows a person who files a tax return for a full calendar and who is eligible for an earned income tax credit under section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to be allowed a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year in an amount equal to 25% of the earned income tax credit allowed under section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
An act requiring that for city-assisted development projects, developers and employers of the built business are required to hire 30% local residents, or make efforts to do so.
This ordinance establishes a source separated recycling system for voluntary use by private citizens in the community and does not impose a fee or cost on individuals who chose to use this service. This ordinance provides funds for the distribution of source separation materials and information to individuals. This ordinance also requires commercial businesses to source separate their waste. Lastly, this ordinance grants jurisdictional authority to county and municipal law enforcement agents and describes penalties associated with violations of this ordinance.
This ordinance puts on the ballot a measure to finance Portland Children's Investment Fund to support proven programs designed to help children arrive at school ready to learn, provide safe and constructive after school alternatives for kids, and prevent child abuse and neglect and family violence. The measure proposes financing Portland Children's Investment Fund with a five-year levy of $0.4026 per $1000 of assessed property value.
Community benefits agreement between the City of Los Angeles and the developer of a sports and entertainment complex. The CBA includes provisions including parking, tenants, living wage, local hiring, service worker retention, responsible contracting, and affordable housing.