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This ordinance outlines the requirements for city compost collection. It provides guidelines for vendors concerning acceptable compost and recyclables hauling practices. It creates special zones within municipal limits for the disposal of compostable matter as well as an equitable and manageable schedule of compost collection.
Telluride, CO Ranked Choice Voting Ballot Measure
This ordinance makes it unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically modified organisms in Mendocino County.
This report details the impact on workers of the hotel industry in LA refusing to comply with the City's Living Wage Ordinance
The Clean Truck Program at the Port of Los Angeles was designed to make the trucks at the city's ports more environmentally friendly. The Program reduced emmisions at the port drastically. Importantly, the project was designed such that it do not allow port companies to shift the costs of the truck upgrades on to the drivers.
This report outlines the issues with Long Beach's Clean Trucks Program which made truck drivers not the companies bare the costs of the reforms. This further contributes to their independent contractor status.
America’s dependence on oil has become increasingly painful. Two thirds of oil in the United States goes to transportation, with the largest share consumed by cars and trucks. As the rising price of gasoline makes driving more expensive, Americans have sought alternatives by driving a little less and riding public transportation more. Unfortunately, government policy does too little to help Americans drive less. Energy experts generally agree that the era of cheap gas is over. Scientists likewise agree that road-based global warming pollution must be reduced. But lawmakers have not taken enough steps to help Americans consume less at the pump. On the contrary, overall government policies continue to encourage more driving at the expense of alternatives, leaving Americans poorer, stuck in worsening traffic, and emitting dangerous levels of global-warming pollution.
This ordinance establishes green building requirements for newly constructed residential and commercial buildings. The ordinance requires building departments in the city and county to enforce new regulations on lighting, insulation, climate control systems, and other building design and construction standards that increase energy efficiency. The ordinance allows for the adoption of local energy standards if the standards are cost effective and will save more energy than the statewide standards. In order to improve compliance with this ordinance, the city and county will seek out additional education and training opportunities for staff in green building technologies.
The ordinance establishes a Green Building Program with the goal of being carbon neutral by 2030. The program sets goals to be met in two phases, including: meeting a minimum standard of 15% less energy usage than current minimum standards and requiring high-efficiency installations to meet water reduction goals in phase 1; and requiring all proposed construction to be LEED-certified, implementation of certain water reduction strategies, and certain Energy Star compliance.
This report focuses on the problems of school bias and pushout, how vulnerable youth populations intersect with one another, and the need to address these complex and overlapping issues in a manner that is respectful of all students served by our education system. The report suggests that a focus on youth leadership and restorative justice can support healthy student interactions and conflict resolution, while improved professional development can better equip teachers and staff to address school environment and culture issues that negatively affect students.