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The ordinance allows for on-site sales by home gardens and community gardens, and for nonresidents to donate time helping with gardening activities; allows CSA subscribers to work on a CSA site and pick up their produce there; and establishes separate definitions for home gardens, community gardens and CSA farms.
The ordinance prohibits discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry in housing, employment, education, services, public accommodations, and real property transactions and uses.
Public school students in the U.S. suffered poorer schools—and local and state taxpayers paid higher taxes—in 2019 due to corporate tax breaks; economic development tax abatements given to corporations cost public school districts at least $2.37 billion in foregone revenue in FY 2019. This report presents case studies from schools in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, and Texas where schools are losing significant revenue to tax abatements. Additionally, this report makes recommendations to these states and offers suggestions to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (BASB); these recommendations include capping the share of each locality’s property and sales tax base that can be abated in the name of economic development, giving school boards control to opt in or out of tax-break deals, requiring all governments that are making abatement agreements to report the costs of such deals to all affected jurisdictions, and more.
Memphis is experiencing unequal growth; while some neighborhoods are benefitting from new development, increased investments and an increase in high-paying jobs, others are experiencing decline or lagging in growth. This paper examines how economic development activities are structured, organized, and financially supported in Memphis as one explanation for its current growth challenges. Additionally, this report looks at how Atlanta, Detroit, St. Louis, and New Orleans organize their economic development agencies and activities, in order to explore other models that might bring Memphis greater equity and inclusion.
This ordinance amends Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by adding a new section that considers wage theft as "stealing".