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This ordinance encourages the government to procure goods through local businesses with price preferences. Small businesses (those with 35 or fewer employees) receive a 5% price preference in the awarding of city contracts. For services provided through a request-for-proposal process, local small businesses receive a 10% point advantage. Local businesses of all sizes also receive a 2.5% preference, but the city defines a 'local' business as any business with a location in Santa Clara County.
This ordinance requires city service contractors or recipients of city financial assistance of $50,000 or more to pay employees a wage equivalent to the federal poverty line for a family of four.
The ordinance prohibits the city from entering into contracts for government funded projects for services of $50,000 or more with a contractor, subcontractor, or vendor who is outsourcing, or causing the work to be performed outside of the United States or Canada. The ordinance requires written verification that work will be performed in the United States or Canada prior to commencement of work. The ordinance allows the Chief Administrative Officer to grant an exemption when the services are not available in the United States or Canada at a reasonable cost. The ordinance requires certain reporting requirements for exemptions granted and authorizes the Board of Finance to override an exemption. The ordinance also establishes civil penalties ranging from $100 to $500 per day for each violation and allows the City to modify, terminate, or seek specific performance on contracts if the contractor, subcontractor, or vendor does not complied with the ordinance provisions.
Citywide development that uses traditional business practices, which have historically benefitted from and perpetuated racialized inequality, can threaten to displace the most disadvantaged communities. This report provides tools and resources for groups that are advocating for more equitable, progressive development in their cities; these practices address the housing affordability crisis, displacement of long-term residents, low and stagnant wages, unemployment, persecution of immigrants, over-policing of communities of color, and a host of other issues affecting a city’s residents. Additionally, this report includes a checklist and guidelines for establishing and moving a successful coalition.
A resolution setting out guidelines requiring recipients of $100,000 or more of city economic development assistance in one year to pay employees a living wage, defined as 110% of the federal poverty level for a family of four, or 100% of poverty line for companies who provide health insurance. In addition, at least 60%of new jobs created as a result of such assistance must go to St. Paul residents.
The ordinance establishes a local hiring policy for public work or improvement projects requiring contractors and their subcontractors to perform certain percentages of project work hours using San Francisco residents and disadvantaged San Francisco residents; authorizing incentives for contractors and subcontractors who exceed local hiring requirements; mandating assessment of penalties against contractors and subcontractors who fail to meet minimum local hiring requirements; and establishing monitoring, enforcement and administrative procedures in support of the policy.
An act requiring that for city-assisted development projects, developers and employers of the built business are required to hire 30% local residents, or make efforts to do so.
This ordinance requires that all capital projects enacted by the county or to which the county lends or funds construction shall adhere to sustainable and green development and building practices. It establishes functional definitions of these projects and their core components as well as develops a clear and flexible justification for such policy.
This ordinance requires that nothing less than a living wage be paid to employees of the city's service contractors, of certain of its lessees and licensees, and of its financial assistance recipients. Employers should also provide at least 12 compensated days off per year and some payment towards the provision of health care benefits for employees and their dependents. The ordinance also specifies that employer retaliation is prohibited and details the enforcement methods for this law.
This ordinance would require all corporations requesting municipal action or receiving a municipal contract or financial assistance to file a corporate income tax disclosure statement with the municipal department responsible for business permits and licenses. This tax disclosure statement would include identifying information, employment data, and tax information - from total gross income to taxes paid - with information on certain tax expenditures and other relevant tax provisions. Corporations would be able to submit a supplemental statement explaining information in the disclosure, and the public would be provided access to the corporate tax disclosure statements. The municipal agencies responsible for business licensing and tax collection would be authorized to audit corporations and enforce penalties for noncompliance. Policy options in this model ordinance include language to expand the number of corporations required to file a disclosure statement (to cover all publicly traded corporations with municipal business licenses and/or large private firms), require disclosure of corporate violations, delay public disclosure to address corporate privacy concerns, and allow private persons to bring civil action against noncompliant corporations.