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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 requires additional buffering between nonresidential and residential zones. It is used when the base zone standards in the city do not provide adequate separation between residential and nonresidential uses. The separation is achieved by restricting motor vehicle access, increasing setbacks, requiring additional landscaping, restricting signs, and in some cases by requiring additional information and proof of mitigation for uses that may cause off-site impacts and nuisances.
Teachers in publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs across the nation are increasingly expected to earn educational qualifications and credentials similar to their peers teaching older children. Yet salaries and benefits remain consistently lower for pre-K teachers than for kindergarten and elementary school teachers. This report is to explore examples of strategies that states and cities have successfully taken forward along the path toward compensation parity for pre-K teachers; it examines a small set of states and cities with the goal of understanding the policy rationale and process for moving toward compensation parity in different contexts.
This study compares the performance of residential and commercial property sales near fixed-guideway stations with areas without public transit access between 2012 and 2016 in seven regions: Boston; Eugene, Oregon; Hartford, Connecticut; Los Angeles; Minneapolis–St. Paul; Phoenix; and Seattle. Results show that in the seven regions analyzed, residential properties in proximity to public transit performed better than properties farther from public transit, generating higher property values. Additionally, people living near fixed-guideway public transportation have lower annual transportation costs and have access to a greater number of jobs within a 30-minute commute, along with connections to more destinations. This report supports the further expansion of public transit services, along with appropriate land use policies, as a means of propelling development and housing opportunities.
This toolkit discusses strategies that deliver high quality jobs with career pathways accessible to workers in low-income communities and communities of color. As the primary implementers of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), state governments play a critical role in ensuring that the expansion of renewable energy and energy efficiency creates good jobs for low-income communities. However, the strongest action that states can take to ensure the creation of good jobs is to establish requirements of both contractors and local governments working on or receiving funds for CPP projects. The toolkit examines case studies in Portland, New York, and Los Angeles County to highlight three best practices: (1) Provide access to high quality jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency for job seekers from frontline communities, (2) Develop robust workforce development strategies and career pathways in clean energy and energy efficiency implementation that reach communities underrepresented in the economy, (3) Ensure effective monitoring and enforcement mechanisms using strong partnerships with community-based organizations.
Black people in Portland have been the most impacted by gentrification and displacement since 2000. The serial forced displacement of low income and communities of color in the name of New Urbanism - urban renewal of historically divested urban cores - is a public health crisis and a key problem in Portland. Given the magnitude of these issues in Portland, healing will require creative and innovative solutions to redress and reverse the deleterious effects. Reconnecting Black People to the geographic Heart of the Community in N/NE Portland provides a fortuitous opportunity to do just that. The Right 2 Root Campaign of the Community RE/Construction 3.0 Initiative is an effort to identify solutions and help community members achieve parity with other successful culturally-specific neighborhood stabilization and community development initiatives in Portland. Specifically, this campaign aims to help people of color reclaim their communities, improve health and education outcomes, increase access to affordable housing and economic development opportunities, and generate long-term asset development with the help of the community. This report documents the community planning process of this campaign.
This study seeks to define procedures and tools through which Portland can implement tree asset management (TAM), and in doing so to integrate its trees—and potentially other grey-to-green infrastructure features—into an infrastructure asset management format that helps the city maximize the benefits of trees, engage the community, and potentially qualify trees for financing on par with conventional infrastructure.
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.
This ordinance requires protected sick time for employees of businesses working in the City of Portland and authorizes the mayor to enter into a contract with Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries for enforcement.
This ordinance prohibits public and private institutions and organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of any identity trait. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected groups, classes, and traits that may be considered in allegations of discrimination.