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Cities and counties from across the nation are pioneering new clean energy solutions that could help end our nation’s oil addiction and create good jobs, according to the most recent report from the Apollo Alliance. Four Ohio municipalities: Bowling Green, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, are highlighted in the national report. Policy Matters Ohio, Apollo’s Ohio partner, is thrilled that New Energy for Cities highlights dozens of representative municipal programs that promote renewable power, reduce oil consumption, make buildings more efficient and promote smart growth. The mission of Ohio Apollo is to work with Ohio’s cities to adopt these policies and create jobs through environmentally sound and energy efficient solutions.
This ordinance establishes rules regarding the development and resale of properties within city limits which caps the amount of appreciation which may be gained by an individual upon resale of a domestic residential property. This ordinance also increases the supply of mixed and middle-income properties through standards and requirements which are applied to developers.
Requires job placement agencies to provide applicants for domestic worker positions with a written statement of rights and obligations under state and federal law, including information on minimum wage, overtime, and unemployment insurance. Job placement agencies must also provide applicants with a written statement describing the nature of the work, including the kinds of services that will be performed in the position.
The report lays out the Apollo Alliance's four-part plan: invest in renewable power, create high-performance buildings, drive toward energy independence, build high-performance cities.
This ordinance requires licensing for the purpose of regulating certain payday lending practices to minimize the detrimental effects of such practices on the city\'s residents. The ordinance requires payday lenders to apply for city permits on an annual basis. The ordinance creates regulations concerning the renewal, cancellation, and payment plans for payday loans. The Director of the Revenue Bureau has the right to enforce this ordinance and investigate any complaints regarding violations of this ordinance. Violation of the ordinance is punishable by civil penalties.
This ordinance creates the Commission on Human Rights that can refer complaints of discrimination in housing to administrative law judges employed by the county. The Commission staff enforces laws prohibiting discrimination in housing through investigations, conciliation, mediation, or hearings.
This ordinance; mandates certain percentage of set-asides for affordable units for each projects receiving major public subsidies; provides for extra cash subsidies, exemptions, waivers, and modifications in certain situations; allows for certain developments to apply for a density bonus if the project would not otherwise be economically feasible or if all the units are at or below a certain housing cost; and requires that development include at least 10% affordable units for developments with 30 or more units.
This ordinance prohibits employer discrimination against or otherwise denying employment to individuals with criminal records solely on the basis of those records.
An ordinance adding Article 4 to Chapter XViii of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to require LA-area hotels to pass along service charges to those hotel service workers who render the services for which the charges are collected.
This ordinance requires a clean technology business to be a recognized Green Business in order to be eligible for a payroll tax exclusion under applicable section.