• The City of Highland will consider an ordinance that requires video surveillance at certain businesses – San Bernardino Sun
  • As a leader in the ever-growing environmental effort, San Francisco continues to find ways to tighten their green belt. Last week, a proposal by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom passed and created a mandatory composting law that is believed to be the strictest such ordinance in the nation.

  • Oakley small business owners are keeping an eye on the city’s new proposed rules that regulate signs and outdoor advertising – East County Times
  • In the hopes of sparking economic activity, San Jacinto passed an ordinance that extends the number of days business owners will be able to hang temporary signs to promote their business – The Valley Chronicle
  • Atascadero will prohibit smoking in all city parks, the zoo and public events – Atascadero News
  • Solana Beach City Council approved a ban on patio smoking. “The ban is part of a city-wide ‘Go Green’ effort, as well as a response to several complaints that have come from the community,” stated Councilwoman and former Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner.
  • Solana Beach City Council was also at work creating an ordiance for urinating in public. No ordinance was previously on the books until this month – San Diego Union-Tribune
  • The City of Berkeley passed a Sweatshop Free Ordinance that will limit the amount of city money going to companies that exploit their labor – The Berkeley Daily Planet

    James Spencer can be reached at jspencer@publicceo.com