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This ordinance extends the registration requirements for non-owner-occupied dwelling units to encompass vacant structures; modifies the information required for registration statements; modifies the fees for registration; modifies or repeals certain registration fee exceptions; modifies the civil penalty for violation of these registration requirements; repeals the license fee for multiple-family dwellings and rooming houses; creates provisions relating to the registration of non-owner- occupied dwellings and vacant structures and to the licensing of multiple-family dwellings and rooming houses.
This ordinance requires that new residential building construction projects and building addition projects to meet specific energy performance standards. The ordinance creates energy performance standards for the areas of cooling equipment, heating equipment, duct work, windows, water heaters, and lighting. Homeowners should be provided with an owner's manual that includes information on the house's green features. The ordinance also establishes ventilation standards to limit people's exposure to contaminants. In addition, the ordinance creates a plan to divert construction, demolition, and land clearing materials from landfill disposal by requiring the waste to be salvaged, reused, or recycled.
Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is vital to mitigate climate change. To date reduction efforts have primarily focused on minimizing the production of carbon dioxide during electricity generation, transport, and other activities. Going forward, to the extent that carbon dioxide continues to be produced, it will need to be captured before release. Research is currently being undertaken into the possibility of injecting carbon dioxide into the seabed. One study aims to identify possible injection sites in the seabed along the northeast coast of the U.S. It is anticipated that, following identification of suitable sites, a demonstration project will be undertaken to assess the feasibility of offshore CCS. This paper outlines key regulatory requirements for the demonstration project and any subsequent commercial operations.
This ordinance enacts a temporary moratorium on big box store applications and hearings to allow time for residents and town officials to consider the impacts of large-scale retail and amends the town zoning law accordingly.
This ordinance; mandates certain percentage of set-asides for affordable units for each projects receiving major public subsidies; provides for extra cash subsidies, exemptions, waivers, and modifications in certain situations; allows for certain developments to apply for a density bonus if the project would not otherwise be economically feasible or if all the units are at or below a certain housing cost; and requires that development include at least 10% affordable units for developments with 30 or more units.
This ordinance requires community partnership agreements for certain construction projects financed or funded by or through the city. A project contractor must enter into a community partnership agreement with the city and the appropriate qualified construction union. The agreement will include a requirement to hire from the qualified construction union, a prohibition against worker strikes, and a requirement that the union will recruit locally.
The City of Baltimore commissioned the Center for Community Progress to evaluate the City's the Vacants to Value (V2V) program and make recommendations for future program directions. The V2V program is a multifaceted strategy to use code enforcement and related tools to reduce the number of vacant properties in the city and put them back into productive use; or, as stated in the City’s Request for Proposals, “to address conditions of blight and abandonment and to help realize Mayor Rawlings Blake’s 10 Year Plan to grow the city by 10,000 households by 2020.” It was designed to be “a market-based and data driven, geographically focused program that employs seven strategies to eliminate blight and strengthen neighborhoods.”
This ordinance prohibits retail stores larger than 65,000 square feet and bars the Board of Zoning Appeals from granting a variance to allow a larger store. The rules also require retail stores in excess of 25,000 square feet to obtain a permit from the Council.
This charter amendment resolution extends voting eligibility to residents who are or will be sixteen years of age before the next City of Takoma Park election. It also permits convicted felons on probation or parole to register for and vote in City of Takoma Park election. Further, it establishes early voting and same day voter registration in City of Takoma Park elections.
The law explains the election of Mayor and councilmembers of Takoma Park by Ranked Choice Voting.