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This ordinance mandates minimum blends of biodiesel and ethanol in petroleum-based fuels sold in Portland and requires city-owned vehicles to maximize use of renewable fuels.
Cities and counties from across the nation are pioneering new clean energy solutions that could help end our nation’s oil addiction and create good jobs, according to the most recent report from the Apollo Alliance. Four Ohio municipalities: Bowling Green, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, are highlighted in the national report. Policy Matters Ohio, Apollo’s Ohio partner, is thrilled that New Energy for Cities highlights dozens of representative municipal programs that promote renewable power, reduce oil consumption, make buildings more efficient and promote smart growth. The mission of Ohio Apollo is to work with Ohio’s cities to adopt these policies and create jobs through environmentally sound and energy efficient solutions.
The resolution requires Woodbury County and any food service contractors who conduct business with the county to purchase locally produced organic food when a department of Woodbury County serves food in the usual course of business. A contractor may cover unavailable local organic supply through its current procurement practices with preference to be given to local non-organic food products. The resolution requires a single-point-of-contact broker, located in Woodbury County, to interact with food service contractors, for availability, price, quality, presentation and delivery terms for all locally produced organic food.
This ordinance; mandates certain percentage of set-asides for affordable units for each projects receiving major public subsidies; provides for extra cash subsidies, exemptions, waivers, and modifications in certain situations; allows for certain developments to apply for a density bonus if the project would not otherwise be economically feasible or if all the units are at or below a certain housing cost; and requires that development include at least 10% affordable units for developments with 30 or more units.
This ordinance requires a clean technology business to be a recognized Green Business in order to be eligible for a payroll tax exclusion under applicable section.
This act establishes high-performance building standards that require the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of building projects; a green building incentives program that includes an expedited construction documents review program; a Green Building Fund; the Green Building Advisory Council. The act also amends the Construction Codes Approval and Amendments Act of 1986 to provide for the revision of the Construction Codes and to include green building practices and amends the Office of Property Management Establishment Act of 1998 to require priority leasing of buildings that meet certain green building standards.
This ordinance prohibits the creation and maintenance of a public health nuisance such as a clandestine drug lab, a blockage of solid waste, a breeding ground for disease vectors, or open-air carcass storage. This ordinance defines public health nuisances and grants enforcement powers to county and municipal law enforcement agents to address violations of this policy. This ordinance provides a brief rationale for such a policy and links public health and safety outcomes to the prevalence of public nuisances.
This ordinance establishes rules regarding the development and resale of properties within city limits which caps the amount of appreciation which may be gained by an individual upon resale of a domestic residential property. This ordinance also increases the supply of mixed and middle-income properties through standards and requirements which are applied to developers.
This initiative requires that employees earn paid sick leave at the rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked; provides that new employees begin to earn sick leave after 3 months on the job; allows employees who work in businesses with fewer than 10 employees to accumulate up to 40 hours of paid sick leave; and allows employees who work in businesses with 10 or more employees to accumulate up to 72 hours of paid sick leave. This initiative passed and became law in 2007.
This ordinance defines and details the categories of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and City contracts that must be considered separately by the City\'s Finance Director in conducting the Annual Disparity Study and devising the City\'s Annual Participation Goals. The U.S. Department of Transportation\'s DBE (disadvantaged business enterprise) program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by disadvantaged groups in local and state procurement.