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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
The Solar Incentive Program (SIP) is the most established rooftop solar program in the City of Los Angeles. It originated at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in 2000 with a $150 million investment to incentivize the poliferation of rooftop solar in Los Angeles. With the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This report evaluates LA County's waste and recycling systems highlight how localities can keep costs down while maintaining quality and equitable service. The report finds exclusive franchise systems provide the county to the best deal....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This report examines how establishing a minimum wage for hotel workers in Los Angeles would improve job quality, reduce poverty, and bolster the city's tourism industry. It recommends policymakers set the starting hotel minimum wage equal to the existing living wage set for workers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Los Angeles is currently embarking upon one its largest investments in infrastructure in decades. Through these investments, we will be modernizing our port, fixing our roads, and undertaking the largest expansion of public transit in recent history. These investments, representing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
LAANE report outlining an equitable growth strategy for LA County following the 2008 recession built around good jobs targeted towards communities facing the greatest disadvantage...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Governments across the U.S. and around the world are investing billions of dollars in the film and television industry in an effort to create and retain the high-quality jobs attached to the industry. Yet musicians – the highly-trained and highly-talented women and men who record...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Los Angeles City Council adopted an ordinance requiring LAX-area hotels to pay workers a living wage. Hotel industry groups responded by launching a referendum and filing a lawsuit, delaying implementation of the living wage ordinance for more than a year. This report outlines...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Housing, Public Safety
Solar hasn’t been available to everyone. The majority of Angelenos, who are renters, have been excluded from the solar market and resulting savings. LADWP historically has lacked renter oriented solar programs. These barriers have resulted in disparities in who has access to solar...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
The Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program led to a reduction in diesel emissions. This report compiles data from port drivers, mechanics, air regulators and freight carriers on the financial cost and responsibility required to properly maintain a successful Clean Truck Program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This brief presents the benefits of a Clean Trucks Program (CTP) for the San Pedro Bay port area. High-volume port trucking in this region creates costly externalities, and drivers often receive substandard pay and benefits. The brief argues that CTP would return nearly $4.2 billion...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report proposes a revitalization project of the Century Boulevard corridor in Los Angeles, including improvements to transportation infrastructure, new economic development opportunities, enhanced public safety measures, and increased community engagement. The report also emphasizes...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This factsheet highlights the economic challenges facing low-income communities in Los Angeles, including poverty, a declining manufacturing industry, unemployment, increasing costs of living, and inadequate access to education and training programs. It argues that the city must act...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This report evaluates the impact of Los Angeles' decision to update their Living Wage Ordinance to provide healthcare coverage for airline service workers and their families. Six months after the update, access to family healthcare and passenger safety, service, and security improved....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This report discusses Long Beach's Clean Trucks Program that aims to replace polluting trucks with cleaner models. The program requires individual drivers, predominantly low-income Latino immigrants, to invest in new trucks and bear the associated costs, while in Los Angeles, trucking...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
In this report, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) outline a new model for recycling job growth with the potential to encourage quality jobs and to improve the environment. LAANE is advocating for a transformation of the waste and recycling...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
This report finds that transit investment would improve air quality and mobility for LA residents, and metro projects with targeted local hiring strategies could create billions of dollars in public economic benefits for the county. It recommends that the city create a construction...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
In March 2015, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) released Airbnb, Rising Rent, and the Housing Crisis in Los Angeles. That report, based on data gathered in October 2014, found that Airbnb listings were dominated by commercial operations and were exacerbating the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Managing a city’s waste and recycling sector is a core governmental responsibility and, when done well, helps cities realize benefits and meet constituents’ expectations. Residents expect government to prevent pollution and protect neighborhoods, create good quality jobs, and operate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 1999
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This study evaluates the commercial development in the 1990s undertaken by the Community Redevelopment Agency, a economic development agency located in Los Angeles. The report finds the agency's development subsidies and strategies fail to provide a maximum return on investment for...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
In The Big Rig: Poverty, Pollution, and the Misclassification of Truck Drivers at America’s Ports, we examined changes in labor practices in the port trucking industry. These changes, originating in the 1970s, have led to the development of an industry characterized by “fierce competition,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Energy
Resolving our society’s trash problem is one of the major environmental challenges of our time. In Los Angeles County, this crisis has reached urgent proportions. As one of the largest waste markets in the country, Los Angeles County generates 23 million tons of waste and recyclable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This report analyzes health and income data from the U.S. Census Bureau. It finds that 2.2. million L.A. County residents lack health insurance; L.A. County is characterized by extremely high levels of income inequality; real median income for L.A. County residents has remained stagnant;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This report analyized the potential impact of the proposed LA and Long Beach Clean Truck Programs. They how that these programs would not only imporve the environment but would also have large financial benefits for the truck drivers and their communtieis....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
Outlines the teachers and communities vision for equitable schools in LA. Calls for reducing class sizes, less testing, community investment, fair wages, charter school oversight, and increased funding....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This paper offers background on the development of Los Angeles's Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) program, and highlights the features of the program that make it a best practice model for workforce training for entry-level workers. First, it provides an overview of the statewide...

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