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Cities and regions have a many sources of intrinsic values. Some of these are quite tangible, such as the aggregated purchasing power of families and households, or the value of in-place infrastructure for utilities and municipal services. Others are intangible in nature but still quite real and valuable: a sense of community and place, as evidenced by organizations committed to that area’s future, or historic preservation, and quality of life, respectively. By recognizing and valuing both kinds of assets, new strategies can be crafted to capture these benefits and use the resultant resources for community renewal and reinvestment.
This ordinance is a three strikes and you\'re out ordinance. It applies to all corporations that want to do business in the township, and also applies to corporations already doing business in the township. The ordinance prevents any corporation from doing business in the township if it has a history of consistent violations with regards to environmental regulations. Consistent violations, as defined by the Wayne Township Supervisors, is three violations over the past fifteen years. The term violations is broadly defined within the Ordinance, and includes Notices of Violation, court proceedings, and any violation of state, local, or federal statutory or regulatory law. Compliance violations include violations committed by the corporation, and the corporation\'s parent, subsidiaries, directors and offers and owners, and other corporations served by the directors and officers. If a corporation applies for any permit or permission from the township, that corporation is required to furnish these compliance histories if the township has reason to believe that the corporation has noncompliance history. This reason to believe is triggered by a citizen petition section, which allows Township residents to submit information to the Township to trigger the request. This requirement also applies to corporations already doing business in the Township -although this is a portion of the Ordinance that will probably be subjected to a legal challenge.
This ordinance requires committees and candidates to file a campaign finance report within 14 days of having donations or reimbursements in excess of $750. The campaign or committee must continue to file reports before January 31st, and for candidates who will appear on the ballot that year to file 10 days before a primary, 10 days before the general/special election, and 30 days following the general/special election. The ordinance makes it a misdemeanor for any candidate or committee to intentionally fail to file a report.
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.