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This resolution places proposed charter amendment language on the ballot. The ballot language establishes voluntary limits on campaign spending and equal public financing of campaigns for elections, allows participating candidates for Mayor and Council to voluntarily limit their campaign spending and receive an equal amount of public financing from the General Fund for each office and to agree not to accept or spend private campaign contributions, requires the City Attorney and City Clerk to administer the system with strict accountability to assure that all funds are used in the manner for which they are intended.
This ordinance amends the Philadelphia code to require employers within organizations or public agencies that receive city contracts, subcontracts, leases, concessions, financial assistance, or other forms of city support to provide their employees with a higher minimum wage. The new minimum wage standard in this ordinance is an hourly wage, excluding benefits, of at least 150 percent of the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. This ordinance also establishes a Living Wage Advisory Committee to review the implementation and effectiveness of this law.
This report discusses the concept, features, and implementation of municipal-level community benefits agreements (CBAs) in California. This report notes that these agreements enhance trust and cooperation between employees, businesses, communities, and governments by contractually binding them to one another following CBA negotiations. Notably, where large scale development projects are bound to a community through a CBA, this report finds that the economic growth and development is more wide spread across the community where developers and communities have a CBA in place than in cases where developers are not bound to the community through some contract. This report finds that CBAs both open lines of communication between community groups and developers and foster greater coordination between communities and developers by establishing goals of development.
The ordinance requires retention of employees, for a transition period of ninety days, by the successor employer of those grocery employees who have been employed by the incumbent grocery employer for at least six months; requires retention of the incumbent grocery employer's grocery employees based on their respective seniority within job classifications; requires that, during the transition period, retained grocery employees from the incumbent grocery employer may only be terminated for cause; and requires the successor employer, following the transition period, to perform a written performance evaluation of each retained grocery employee and consider offering each retained grocery employee continued employment if the employee's performance was satisfactory; and requires the successor employer to keep a written verification of the employment offer for three years.
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.
A contractor with a contract for services with the city valued at $100,000 or more, including subcontractors, is required to pay a wage that is at least the living wage for the duration of the contract to employees of the contractor for hours worked on the city contract. The living wage shall be a wage level equivalent to at least one hundred thirty (130) percent of the federal poverty level for a family of four (4) or, for employers that provide employees basic health insurance benefits, equivalent to at least one hundred ten (110) percent of the federal poverty level for a family of four (4). A recipient of a city business subsidy must enter into a city business subsidy agreement with the city that includes a description of the subsidy, goals for the number of jobs created and/or retained, and wage goals for any jobs created and/or retained. In the agreement, the city's department of planning and economic development must negotiate the minimum number of required living wage jobs to be created by the business subsidy recipient. It is a city goal that one (1) living wage job be created out of every twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) of city business subsidy. If the number of required jobs for a subsidy recipient is less than the city's goal, the department of planning and economic development must supply written reasons for not meeting the city's goal to the city council. A contractor or subsidy recipient that fails to meet the living wage requirement at any time during the duration of the contract shall not eligible for a city contract or subsidy in the next contract cycle or the next calendar year and shall be liable to the city for liquidated damages at twenty (20) percent of the value of the contract or four (4) times the value of the subsidy proportional to the rate at which the recipient failed to create living wage jobs.
This report analyzes Santa Clara's proposed ranked-choice election system for two districts compared with six-winner citywide RCV elections. It shows that cross-racial coalitions may be fostered by RCV which encourages collaborative campaigning.
This act requires businesses providing goods or services to the city to follow hiring guidelines that limit questions regarding criminal history, except for certain positions.
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.
This ordinance restricts certain activities outside health care facilities to ensure patients have safe access to the entrance of facilities such as reproductive health clinics. The ordinance creates a fifteen-foot buffer zone around entrances to clinics in which individuals are prohibited from congregating, patrolling, picketing or demonstrating. The ordinance also prohibits, within 100 feet of the facility's entrance, an individual from barring another individual's access to a facility or from approaching within eight feet of that individual to leaflet, display a sign, or engage in oral protest, education or counseling unless that person consents.