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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Data Innovation
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Businesses in the real estate, financial services, and air travel industries have taken steps to limit third-party access to their data in ways that restrict competition, reduce market transparency, and harm consumers. In order to prevent this behavior, this report recommends that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
Recently, several climate scientists have received demands to produce their raw data, working notes, e-mails, letters, or other communications. These demands come in the form of subpoenas, U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests, or requests during litigation. This article features...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report explores disclosure practices for certain types of subsidies per locality and provides a grade for those programs based on the quality of company-specific disclosures. The report finds that two-thirds of the economic development subsidy programs run by the nation's largest...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Public Safety
In response to nationwide calls for police reform, this report analyzes how the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) has altered their practices and conduct. It also compares the MPD to peer cities with regard to key protocols, practices, and policies. The reforms highlighted focus on...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy
This bill requires owners of non-residential buildings of 10,000 square feet or larger and of residential buildings of five units or more to submit reports of their building's energy performance using the US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Portfolio Manager Tool. The...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
As the capabilities of surveillance technology develop, law enforcement's ability to surveil citizens' movement, communication, and ideas also advances. In order to protect citizens' safety, the Center for Popular Democracy and the ACLU launched the Community Control Over Police Surveillance...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Data & Technology
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...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Philadelphia City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces, Energy
The ordinance requires benchmarking of energy and water use for nonresidential buildings or spaces of 25,000 square feet or more in Philadelphia using a benchmarking application developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The ordinance requires the seller or lessor...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2006
Level County
State(s) California
Source Alameda County
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Public Spaces
This ordinance restricts the construction of large-scale retail stores, or superstores, within Alameda County. Any entity who wished to operate a large-scale retail store shall apply for and receive a conditional use permit. Permit applicants must prepare an economic impact analysis...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Energy
This ordinance requires lighting systems to be upgraded and sub-meters to be installed in certain covered buildings based on square footage. It also requires that each tenant or subtenant within a covered tenant space that has a sub-meter to measure electrical consumption shall be...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) North Carolina
Source City Council of the City of Fayetteville
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance: establishes municipal licensure program for private businesses and nonprofit organizations; creates license fee to administer program; and requires annual applications for license....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Energy
This ordinance establishes greenhouse gas emissions targets and authorizes the Department of the Environment to coordinate efforts to meet these targets. It also outlines action plans for various City departments, including the San Francisco Planning Department, the San Francisco...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Housing, Public Safety
This law mandates buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to submit an Energy Efficiency Report (EER) every 10 years. It reports energy audit results & retro-commissioning measures that validate the operating conditions of buildings. Non-submission automatically results in violations,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Santa Clara City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces
This ordinance requires that proposed large retail developments, or superstores, 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....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
This ordinance outlines the disclosure requirements necessary when a corporation applies for city council approval with respect to the sale/purchase of real estate, property tax reclassification, zoning, financial assistance from the City of Chicago, or entering into a contract with...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
This local law requires the department of health and mental hygiene to review documentation of annual inspections of water tanks where harmful bacteria are found. It also requires the department to post the results of the documentation review on its website....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Data & Technology
This ordinance requires all city agencies to provide notification to the Mayor and Common Council before obtaining or using new surveillance technology. It also requires them to provide an annual report on its use of surveillance technology to the Common Council and public. Exceptions...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Santa Clara City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
This ordinance prohibits the construction of large-scale retail stores, or superstores, within Santa Clara. Any entity who wished to operate a large-scale retail store shall apply for and receive a Use Permit. Permit applicants must prepare an environmental impact report and economic...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
In order to incentivize water leak reporting, this local law grants the Commissioner of Environmental Protection discretionary authority to offer rewards to the public for reporting water leaks in taps or service pipes....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance requires elected officers to disclose campaign contributions greater than $10,000 to the City's Ethics Commission, which will then make the information publicly available. It also prohibits campaign contributions to members of the Board of Supervisors, candidates for...

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