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Ohio's charter-closure law requires the automatic closure of charter schools that fail to meet academic standards. However, closure law has a loophole that it places no penality on CMOs which causes "closed" schools to reopen. The report lists eight cases that shows the loophole on closure law and suggests that the government needs to take off CMOs and sponsors to ensure the qualiy of the closure law.
This ordinance amends a prior open data policy that empowered San Francisco\\\\\\\'s Committee on Information Technology to establish rules and standards applicable to all city departments regarding the release of data to the city\\\\\\\'s online data portal. This ordinance establishes the positions and duties of the Chief Data Officer and Open Data Department Coordinators to assist in the implementation of the city\\\\\\\'s open data policy. The ordinance also establishes additional rules and procedures for making open data available through the city\\\\\\\'s open data web portal.
This policy brief discusses the problem of lower voter turnout in municipal and county elections. The brief discusses possible causes for this issue such as low voter engagement, a lack of community grounding, and the absence of viable political options. The brief proposes solutions to this problem including the enfranchisement of new voters and the public finance of local elections.
The policy has driven the market to electric vehicles. The federal and state incentives with strong standards and accountability, and make investments in electic vehicle infrastructure. The report lists the details about the effort the government made on promoting electric cars and the advantages the they have for customers.
Moving beyond the traditional arguments that good schools and neighborhood amenities impact housing prices, emerging research has indicated that urban form and transportation options have played a key role in the ability of residential properties to maintain their value since the onset of the recession. This analysis investigates how well residential properties located in proximity to fixed-guideway transit have maintained their value as compared to residential properties without transit access between 2006 and 2011 in five regions: Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, and San Francisco.
What would have to happen for the city of Memphis to reduce poverty by 10% within 10 years – lowering it from 27% to 17% – and fundamentally shift economic opportunity and well-being for low-income residents? Today, there are 180,741 Memphis residents living below the poverty line ($23,550 for a family of four). Achieving a 10 percentage point reduction means moving 64,000 individuals out of poverty. It will require a combination of more and better jobs; better access to areas of job growth; lower household expenses for energy, transportation and water; and opportunities for economic advancement that are built on public safety, education, health, supportive services, and affordable housing. This report outlines key improvements that must be made in jobs, resource efficiency, transportation, and social services that Memphis must make to achieve this goal.
Capacity Building Issue Briefs. The information in this document represents a compilation of specific issue area briefs for cities and regions of various sizes working to coordinate long range comprehensive plans, support transit-oriented development, create revitalized main streets, foster economic growth, create and preserve affordable housing, improve health and well-being, increase access to fresh foods, and create quality jobs and educational opportunities. Additional resources on topics such as creating regional transit-oriented development (TOD) plans and strategies, infill infrastructure financing, advancing sustainability in a slow economy, and redeveloping brownfield properties.
\"Ohioans spend a large amount of money on energy. In 2010, we spent $45 billion, nearly 10 percent of our state’s gross domestic product. Nearly half of those energy dollars (or more than $20 billion) was spent to fuel cars, trucks, and buses, and nearly all of which left the state or country in order to import oil. Ohio can reduce its dependence on imported oil by promoting electric vehicles (EVs) and buses, as well as passenger and freight rail. Several Ohio communities, including Oberlin, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Cuyahoga Falls are using municipal aggregation and municipal utility power to increase use of local clean energy, thus keeping energy dollars local.\"
Cargo-oriented development (COD) may be defined as the development of places that are both multi-modal nodes of freight transportation and centers of employment in logistics and manufacturing businesses. When high quality transit service is nearby, employers have access to a broader workforce and the site has potential for supportive retail, office and housing, known as transit-oriented development (TOD). Case studies of civic and economic development organizations and local governments collaborating with private freight companies to realize the potential of COD for sustainable development. Case studies reveal the COD collaborations improving both the economies and the quality of life in regions and in established communities.
Cargo-Oriented Development (COD) provides an opportunity for mutually beneficial partnerships among the rail industry, logistics firms, and state and local governments. The benefits of this investment can be captured in substantially more efficient operations, environmental improvement, and job retention and creation. Class I railroads are investing more than $20 billion annually in facilities and equipment.