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This resolution places proposed charter amendment language on the ballot. The ballot language establishes voluntary limits on campaign spending and equal public financing of campaigns for elections, allows participating candidates for Mayor and Council to voluntarily limit their campaign spending and receive an equal amount of public financing from the General Fund for each office and to agree not to accept or spend private campaign contributions, requires the City Attorney and City Clerk to administer the system with strict accountability to assure that all funds are used in the manner for which they are intended.
The ordinance requires all new single family residential units, as defined by the 2006 International Residential Code, to be certified according adopted energy standards.
The ordinance requires the city and all qualifying businesses to pay employees a living wage; and indexes minimum wage increases to the consumer price index for the western region for urban wage earners and clerical workers.
Las Cruces, NM's Ranked Choice Voting Ordinance
Bernalillo County Policy Responding to ICE Detainer Requests which indicates that immigration status does not prevent an indivduals ability to be released on bond.
This ordinance establishes a county minimum wage of $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2013 and $8.50 per hour effective July 1, 2014, with further increases on January 1, 2015 and annually thereafter based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI as of the preceding October 15. The minimum wage is binding on all non-tipped employment positions taxable by the county. An employer who pay health care or childcare benefits to an employee at least equal to an annualized cost of $2500 may pay that employee $1.00 per hour less than the minimum wage. The ordinance also allows for posting at work sites, record-keeping, civil enforcement, recovery, and penalties for violators.
The criminalization of immigration through policies such as the “Zero Tolerance” policy has swelled the numbers of people in U.S. detention centers. Recent reports have exposed the inhumane conditions in these centers, including those that have caused dozens of deaths. Many people have contested the very existence of these detention centers, given these abysmal conditions, and have called for investigation and a total reassessment of the mass detention of asylum seekers and immigrants. When faced with this criticism, one of the main defenses of government officials in states and counties where the centers are located is that they make economic sense. The centers, it is argued, bring revenue and jobs to areas that need them. This IPS report punctures this myth by looking into a large immigrant detention center in rural New Mexico run by CoreCivic, one of the largest private corporations running prisons and detention centers. The authors find that the economic and jobs arguments are grossly overstated for multiple reasons.
This ordinance requires that upon receipt of a 'No-Match' letter, the City of Santa Fe will take no adverse action against any city employee listed on the notice, including firing, laying off, suspending, retaliating, or discriminating against any such employee, and that the City of Santa Fe will not ask any employee, either orally or in writing, to provide documentation to re-verify immigration status, except as required by law.
This ordinance prohibits any person, group of persons and/or association from engaging in picketing focused on and taking place in front of or next to a particular residence, without the express prior consent of the occupant(s). The intention of the ordinance is to protect physicians who provide reproductive health services from harassment in their homes.