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This report briefly reviews economic and finance literature on split rate property taxation as well as a case study of the District of Columbia\'s attempt to use value capture to fund a portion of a new Metrorail station. Split rate taxation charges a higher rate for land and a lower rate for buildings and their improvements. Value capture is a type of public financing that recovers value that public infrastructure generates for private land owners. This report compares a combination of these techniques, value capture split rate property taxes, with other techniques for transportation infrastructure finance and concludes that value capture split rate taxation can balance policy objectives for affordable housing, economic development, and environmental protection.
An ordinance requiring that no single retail store (including, but not limited to, a retail establishment use as defined in Bennington\'s Land Use and Development Regulations) whether located in a single building, combination of buildings, single tenant space and/or combination of tenant spaces shall exceed 50,000 (fifty thousand) gross square feet of floor area in the aggregate, except that in the Planned Commercial District the limit shall be 75,000 gross square feet in the aggregate.
This report serves as a resource for developing smoke-free indoor air laws and is a companion piece to the Prohibition of Smoking in all Workplaces and Public Places model ordinance. The report outlines common errors to avoid while developing and drafting an ordinance that prohibits smoking indoors. This report is periodically updated by Americans for Nonsmokers\' Rights, please contact the organization to ensure you have the most recent version of the document.
This ordinance establishes rules requiring developers, building companies, and private contractors to dispose of construction and demolition debris in sustainable ways. It lists and defines the parties to whom this ordinance applies, the materials which constitute construction and demolition debris, and functional acceptable practices for the recycling and disposal of these materials. Additionally, it requires monetary deposits and administrative fees for such contractors which will be withheld should the applicants fail to dispose of construction and demolition materials in an acceptable fashion.
This ordinance prohibits smoking in restaurants and grants county and municipal authorities enforcement powers for addressing violations of this policy. This ordinance also provides scientific evidence and legal rationale for such an ordinance. Lastly, this ordinance defines jurisdictional boundaries of this policy and clarifies which establishments are subject to the anti-smoking provisions associated with this ordinance.
This resolution, in order to provide community benefits from development of the County Park East land, creates the Community and Economic Development (CED) Fund; adopts the Park East Redevelopment Compact (PERC); and establishes the policies for the sale of the County\\\'s Park East land.
This ordinance creates a ballot measure to approve a property tax levy to fund a Families and Education Subfund. The proceeds will fund educational and developmental services, preschool and early childhood education, family support, family involvement services, middle school support, out of school activities, support for at-risk youth, student health services, evaluation of programs, and school crossing guards.
An ordinance requiring that planned superstores complete an economic impact analysis before seeking approval for their projects, giving community members and elected officials more control over these development projects.
An ordinance which requires that proposed retail developments under 75,000 square feet, but larger than 15,000 square feet, undergo a community impact review and obtain a conditional use permit. The cost of all independent studies and investigations required to complete the review are to be paid by the developer.
This ordinance reforms campaign finance regulations in elections for county positions. This ordinance requires candidates for county offices to disclose the names and size of donations during any election cycle for any donation over a specified level to the county clerk before a specified date preceding that election.