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An ordinance requiring that no single retail store (including, but not limited to, a retail establishment use as defined in Bennington's Land Use and Development Regulations) whether located in a single building, combination of buildings, single tenant space and/or combination of tenant spaces shall exceed 50,000 (fifty thousand) gross square feet of floor area in the aggregate, except that in the Planned Commercial District the limit shall be 75,000 gross square feet in the aggregate.
An ordinance which requires that proposed retail developments under 75,000 square feet, but larger than 15,000 square feet, undergo a community impact review and obtain a conditional use permit. The cost of all independent studies and investigations required to complete the review are to be paid by the developer.
This resolution, in order to provide community benefits from development of the County Park East land, creates the Community and Economic Development (CED) Fund; adopts the Park East Redevelopment Compact (PERC); and establishes the policies for the sale of the County's Park East land.
Transparency and public data can help improve the effectiveness of government agencies and elected officials. However, current transparency requirements focus on physical publication and inspection, which favor and protect incumbent power. Local governments often do not have rigorous data collection, and even localities that have the data lack the resources to make it useful. The solution to this problem includes targeted legal reforms, citizen-centered technologies and modernized models of public administration. Tools of digital democracy, such as open data, open 311, and open FOIL, and open meetings are essential for an informed citizenry that consents to be governed in the modern era.
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.
One in five City of Saint Paul (City) residents speaks a language other than English in their homes. This means that increasingly City employees are providing services to individuals who may be limited English proficient (LEP) as a result of national origin. Based on data collected from a variety of sources including the Saint Paul Public Schools and the United States Census Bureau, the City's primary non-English language groups include, but are not limited to Spanish, Hmong and Somali. The City's Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan outlines and describes how the City will improve access to its services, programs and activities for LEP individuals.
An act which requires all proposals for retail stores in excess of 65,000 square feet to undergo an economic and community impact analysis. The analysis is to be conducted by a consultant chosen from a list of qualified consultants approved by the Brattleboro Development Review Board. The analysis must estimate the proposed big-box store's net impact on employment, the cost of providing public services to the store, the impact on surrounding property values, the extent to which the store's sales will come at the expense of existing retailers, and how much of its revenue will be redirected back into the local economy. Local officials may approve the big box store only if they conclude that it' shall not adversely affect the Town's financial health and its ability to serve its residents as evidenced by the projected impact on the local economy.'
This act, among other things: requires the online publication, preservation, and maintenance of certain information; requires the development of schedules for making information available to the public and indicating when information is updated; requires the city to establish a common Web page that will serve as the source for citywide and departmental activities related to this Local Open Government Directive; requires each city department to create a catalog of its public information; requires city website to allow for public feedback; requires each city department to respond to public feedback; requires the city to develop and publish an Open Government Plan that will describe how the each department will enhance and develop transparency, public participation, and collaboration; sets standards and a timeline for evaluation of directive completion; and requires the establishment of a working group that focuses on transparency, accountability, public participation, and collaboration within city government.
This ordinance creates an open data policy for the City of New York. Open data means that the data generated by the government should be available to the public to the greatest extent possible over the Internet without license or registration and in a format that permits everyone to access and analyze it. The ordinance requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DoITT) to promulgate open data standards. It requires all public data that City agencies make available on the Internet to be consolidated onto one centralized website in open data formats. In addition, the ordinance requires the web portal to include an online forum to solicit feedback from the public and to encourage public discussion on open data policies and public data set availability on the web portal.
The city of Madison's open data ordinance allows greater public access to data regularly prepared by city agencies. City departments release data to the public through a comprehensive online portal, including property information, crime statistics, transit data, and city events. Making city data available online using open standards will make the operation of city government more transparent, effective, and accountable to the public. It will streamline intragovernmental and intergovernmental communication and interoperability, promote efficient solutions for government, advance innovative strategies for social progress, and create economic opportunities.