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This ordinance requires city service contractors or recipients of city financial assistance of $50,000 or more to pay employees a wage equivalent to the federal poverty line for a family of four.Year: 1998•State: Michigan•Type: Ballot Measure•Source: Detroit City Council•Policy: Civil Rights, Job Quality, Wages and Benefits
The purpose of this section is to manage vehicular and bicycle parking in a manner consistent with the regulating plan of this Form Based Code. Incremental infill development will enable applicants and the City to strategically accommodate parking needs while not comprising the urban form desired within downtown Muskegon. This code rethought traditional thinking on minimum parking requirements.Year: 2008•State: Michigan•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: City of Muskegon•Policy: Land Use, Transportation and Mobility, Revenue, Public Finance and Investment
Ann Arbor City Council resolution to divest Ann Arbor municipal employee retirement accounts from publicly-traded fossil fuel companies.Year: 2014•State: Michigan•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Ann Arbor City Council, Mayors Innovation Project•Policy: Public Finance and Investment, Democracy, Wages and Benefits, Job Quality, Environment, Energy
There are signs of economic recovery all around Detroit. Just one year after emerging from bankruptcy, tax revenues are increasing and the city posted a budget surplus in 2015. The fficial unemployment rate has fallen to 10.7%, and housing prices are on the rise in many neighborhoods. Midtown and Downtown Detroit are crowded with construction activity, including the M1 light rail system and the Red Wings hockey stadium, with additional large infrastructure projects on deck. After the upheaval of the Great Recession and transformations brought on by longer-term structural shifts in the labor market, these indicators of economic vitality are very welcome. But there is still much work to do. To keep this momentum going and ensure that economic expansion improves the lives of all Detroit residents, it is critical to invest in the skills the city needs to compete and prosper. Detroit’s workers, job seekers, businesses, education and training institutions, and government leaders, including the reconstituted Mayor’s Detroit Workforce Development Board, need a workforce development system designed for the realities and challenges of Detroit’s new labor market. Making the best possible decisions about how to build a skilled and competitive workforce will require a comprehensive and data-driven understanding of Detroit’s workforce development assets and opportunities, as well as the challenges it faces.State: Michigan•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: CSW•Policy: Job Quality, Regional Coordination, Economic Equality, Education
Signs of renaissance abound in the City of Grand Rapids. Cranes and construction dominate the urban heart of Downtown. The city is on track to recover all of its pre-recession population and now claims one of the nation's strongest real estate markets. And Forbes recently declared the regional economy one of the fastest-growing in the U.S. Yet this rapid expansion is contrasted by a costly degree of deepening racial inequity. Poverty, for example, grew faster across greater Grand Rapids in recent years than it did in Detroit. The unemployment rate exceeds 25 and 50 percent for Hispanic and Black citizens, respectively, in our urban neighborhoods. Even in Downtown Grand Rapids, generally perceived as affluent, 66 percent of residents earn less than the area median income. Clearly, conventional economic recovery and growth is not sufficient to solve the persistent racial and ethnic inequity in our community. We need a fundamentally new approach to systemically achieve growth with prosperity that is widely shared by all residents in the "new" Grand Rapids. Toward this necessary end, GR Forward recommends a series of sound strategies to simultaneously promote growth, equity of opportunity, and a more welcoming Downtown. Please find a summary of these proposed actions, targets, and success measures on page 34 of the full GR Forward plan. These recommendations reflect what we heard from thousands of citizens and stakeholders who participated in GR Forward's extensive engagement process.Year: 2015•State: Michigan•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: City of Grand Rapids•Policy: Economic Equality, Regional Coordination, Revenue, Public Finance and Investment, Job Quality, Housing, Transportation and Mobility, Education, Recreation
Powerpoint outlining the economic development asset map for Detroit.Year: 2012•State: Michigan•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Detroit City Clerk Office•Policy: Economic Equality, Revenue, Public Finance and Investment, Regional Coordination, Job Quality, Transportation and Mobility, Land Use
The ordinance prohibits race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or actual or perceived HIV status from being factored into the decision to sell, lease, or rent property.Year: 2012•State: Michigan•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Flint City Council•Policy: Civil Rights, Housing, Health, Race, Sex and Social Equality, Women’s Health