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This ordinance requires licensing for the purpose of regulating certain payday lending practices to minimize the detrimental effects of such practices on the city\'s residents. The ordinance requires payday lenders to apply for city permits on an annual basis. The ordinance creates regulations concerning the renewal, cancellation, and payment plans for payday loans. The Director of the Revenue Bureau has the right to enforce this ordinance and investigate any complaints regarding violations of this ordinance. Violation of the ordinance is punishable by civil penalties.
This ordinance establishes the Creative Portland Development and Arts Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, as a ten-year program, to provide annual seed financing to support Creative Portland's operations.
This ordinance requires proposed large retail developments to 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 declares that water is a common resource for the residents of Barnstead and prohibits corporate withdrawals of water for resale without notice to the town, and town approval. Over the past several years, directors of global water corporations have been invading New England towns with the intention of leasing land, then announcing plans to pump, bottle and sell the water obtained through the leased land. When corporations takes large amounts of water from the area, the result is lowered water tables and dry wells, infiltration of pollutants or saltwater, and damage to wetlands.
An ordinance which establishes Creative Portland, a non-profit corporation created to support Portland's creative/arts economy by implementing, facilitating, and administering programs which enhance creative opportunities in Portland and support art and artists.
This ordinance amends the Campaign Finance Act ('Act') to ensure that: the contribution limits applicable to those doing business with the city apply for an entire election cycle, meaning a primary and general election, and not for each election; the new matching level of 6:1 up to $175 will be retroactively applied from the start of the current election cycle (January 2006); the exemption from the doing business restrictions for affordable housing developers would only apply to landlords accepting Section 8 and those providers of affordable housing whose selection for benefits do not involve significant discretion by the department of housing preservation and development or other City agencies in awarding a benefit; and to clarify some of the Law's provisions.
This ordinance: reenacts Boulder's inclusionary zoning law, which includes density bonuses for certain affordable unit inclusion amounts; sets annual adjustments of payments made in lieu of affordable unit inclusion and allows for certain percentages of off-site affordable unit construction; applies inclusionary housing requirements to redevelopment projects meeting certain criteria; sets standards for on-site affordable unit inclusion; requires certain dwelling construction standards: establishes certain residency and rental requirements and limitations.
The 'Healthier Choices, Healthier Kids' ordinance promotes children's health by requiring all fast food restaurants within municipal boundaries to serve healthful sides and beverages as the default components of children's meals unless the customer affirmatively makes a different selection. The ordinance will support families seeking healthy choices for their children by ensuring that chain restaurants in the Municipality [name] provide children's meals that meet the Institute of Medicine's School Meal guidelines for child nutrition.