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This ordinance requires that all capital projects enacted by the county or to which the county lends or otherwise funds construction shall adhere to sustainable and green development and building practices. It establishes functional definitions of these projects and their core components as well as develops a clear and flexible justification for such policy.
This ordinance prohibits any county contractors from discrimination between employees with spouses and employees with domestic partners in the provision of employee benefits. This ordinance vests in the County Executive the responsibility to create rules for its implementation, including penalties on contractors who practice discrimination between employees with spouses and those with domestic partners.
The ordinance, in order to achieve the 'fair and just principle' embedded within the countywide strategic plan, requires that equity and justice be applied to every county action. The ordinance establishes an inter-branch team to facilitate accountability of and coordination by all branches, departments, agencies, and offices of county government regarding implementation of the fair and just principle. The ordinance requires that an annual report be designed and published for elected leadership, employees, and the public on the status and trends in equity in the county and implementation accountability measures.
Document provides a plain language summary of the 2007 St. Paul Living Wage Ordinance, a wage history, a sample living wage certification form, and the text of the original ordinance.