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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.
This ordinance amends a prior open data policy that empowered San Francisco's Committee on Information Technology to establish rules and standards applicable to all city departments regarding the release of data to the city's online data portal. This ordinance establishes the positions and duties of the Chief Data Officer and Open Data Department Coordinators to assist in the implementation of the city's open data policy. The ordinance also establishes additional rules and procedures for making open data available through the city's open data web portal.
As New Jersey tentatively reopens K-12 schools after being closed for over five months, many of the state’s child care providers have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the children of essential workers. Throughout this time, providers have been required to observe more restrictive group sizes and child/staff ratios, while also increasing time and resources spent on cleaning and sanitizing, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With unchanged tuition rates, these new standards push many child care providers from an already tight financial situation into one that cannot be sustained. This paper examines the impact of new and existing regulations on child care providers’ revenues and expenditures, and the subsidy rates required to financially sustain child care providers in New Jersey.
Small, locally owned businesses are critical to creating thriving communities and an equitable U.S. economy. However, America’s small businesses are facing dire economic consequences, with many of them closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these circumstances, this report offers recommendations for community leaders to provide quick relief to keep businesses afloat, help businesses adapt, and fix systemic problems that the pandemic has laid bare.
This act creates an earned income tax credit program that allows a person who files a tax return for a full calendar and who is eligible for an earned income tax credit under section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to be allowed a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year in an amount equal to 25% of the earned income tax credit allowed under section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
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 policy brief discusses a system of public disclosure of a building's ENERGY STAR performance score, which rates a buildings energy efficiency based on utility bills, in order to motivate building owners to invest in energy efficient technologies. The brief asserts that public disclosure of these scores would lead to investment in clean energy technologies, create jobs, and increase energy efficiency.
The ordinance requires benchmarking of energy and water use for nonresidential buildings or spaces of 25,000 square feet or more in Philadelphia using a benchmarking application developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The ordinance requires the seller or lessor of any covered building to, upon request, provide prospective purchasers or lessees with a copy of the building's most recent Statement of Energy Performance. The ordinance also calls on the administration to implement a citywide program for reporting of benchmarking data online in a manner that permits viewing and comparing of energy and water usage among comparable buildings and uses.
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.
This ordinance establishes land and buildings as different classes of property and establishes a procedure to tax building values at lower rates than land values. It also ensures availability of full public information regarding assessments and appeal procedures; ensure that shifts in the tax burden on individual taxpayers will not be excessive from year to year; and ensures comparability of tax effort between this jurisdiction and its surrounding jurisdictions in the metropolitan area and between this jurisdiction and jurisdictions of comparable size. The accompanying model act provides state authorization to tax property at two rates and requires municipalities to create an implementation plan for the split-rate property tax.