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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.
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 report highlights how commerical offices in LA using low road security contractors contribute both to poverty in the city and decreased public safety.
This report contends that creating and preserving diverse transit-oriented neighborhoods is sound public policy that would favorably impact households and regions on multiple fronts, resulting in: a broader range of housing opportunities, greater transportation choice, better environmental outcomes and stronger family and neighborhood economies. There is no single silver bullet for creating and preserving such neighborhoods, however. Promoting and preserving diverse transit oriented neighborhoods requires policies that address housing, land use and transportation, experienced practitioners in several sectors, tools geared to promote transportation-oriented development (TOD )and affordability, and flexible financing.
This ordinance requires additional buffering between nonresidential and residential zones. It is used when the base zone standards in the city do not provide adequate separation between residential and nonresidential uses. The separation is achieved by restricting motor vehicle access, increasing setbacks, requiring additional landscaping, restricting signs, and in some cases by requiring additional information and proof of mitigation for uses that may cause off-site impacts and nuisances.
Wireless community networks can be an effective strategy for addressing the digital divide. They can offer affordable access to the Internet while building community and strengthening the local economy. In an age when access to the Internet is increasingly a condition for full participation in society and the economy, the development of a community wireless network is a technology that can work on a small, manageable scale and which permits local community control.
This policy brief examines several case studies depicting how school districts have aligned diverse state and federal funding to increase the quality and capacity of after school programs.
This report outlines the missed potential to create good job in LA's toursim industry in the under utilized Century Boulevard section of the city. Focuses on local poverty and poverty wage jobs at area hotels connected to the airport.