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Ohio spends too much on keeping people in prison, with most of them not having committed a violent crime and many with only drug offenses. Diverting Ohioans from incarceration and instead instead into community centers will save money and give people better chance to participate in work and family life.
This local law establishes "green building" design standards for certain building construction and rehabilitation projects funded through the City's capital budget with the intent of reducing the City's electricity and water consumption, reducing air pollution, improving occupant health and worker productivity, and encouraging the development of green building in the private market. Among the types of projects covered are schools, hospitals, libraries, cultural institutions, courts, and administrative buildings, but residential projects assisted by City capital funds are not included. The Mayor is given the authority to exempt up to 20% of the value of the capital work in a given year within the different categories of capital work and accompanying design standards as defined by the bill. Reporting requirements are also established.
The amendment on municipal elections, election procedure and ranked choice voting,
This amendment to the San Francisco County Charter calls for instant runoff balloting for municipal elections for the November 5th, 2002 election and all subsequent elections for the offices of Mayor, Sheriff, District Attorney, Treasurer, Assessor-Recorder, Public Defender and members of the Board of Supervisors.
The amendment established Equal Business Opportunity Programs that includes rules for the certification of small, minority, and women business. The amendment lists all the details of how the new program works
The Children's Amendment is Section 16.108 of the San Francisco City Charter: requires the Children's Fund to be used exclusively to provide services for children ages 0-17; establishes that eligible services for the Children's Fund are childcare, recreation, after-school, arts, health, workforce readiness, youth empowerment, violence prevention, educational enrichment, and family support; establishes a three-year planning cycle for use of the Children's Fund, requiring a Community Needs Assessment and a Children's Services Allocation Plan. Significant community participation is required in the development of these documents; establishes a Children's Fund Citizen's Advisory Committee, consisting of 15 members appointed by the Mayor, for the purpose of advising the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and the Mayor, regarding the use of the Fund.