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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
The United States has an enviable entrepreneurial culture and a track record of building new companies. Yet new and small business owners often face particular challenges, including lack of access to capital, insufficient business networks for peer support, investment, and business...

Type Ordinance
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families
This ordinance details the procedure for wage theft complaints in St. Petersburg, FL, including the process of filing wage theft complaints, employer responses, conciliation, and hearings before a hearing officer. Moreover, this ordinance also outlines enforcement practices and retaliation...

Type Ordinance
Year 1989
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
An ordinance declaring San Francisco to be a sanctuary city and outlining prohibitions on obligating funds toward deportation-related purposes. In particular, no department, agency, commission, officer, or employee of the City and County of San Francisco shall use any City funds or...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
With concerns over job creation and business growth holding a prominent - and persistent - position on policy agendas today, governors are increasingly calling on state agencies to support economic growth. It's not just economic and workforce development agencies that governors want...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
It is widely acknowledged that hospitals and universities are anchor institutions - that is, place-based institutions that are tied to their location by reason of mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers or employees and hence have a vested interest in improving the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Democracy & Governance, Food
A critical first step when considering a local tax is to review state law to determine what kinds of taxes are authorized for local governments in your state. Whereas states have broad authority to impose almost any type of tax, local governments can only impose taxes that have been...

Type Ordinance
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
The products and services the City of Portland purchases have inherent social, human health, environmental, and economic impacts. As such, the City is committed to understanding and taking appropriate responsibility for the impacts of its purchasing by establishing a Sustainable Procurement...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
In an attempt to promote model hiring policies in the private sector, several cities have also required employers that receive local government contracts to adopt the same hiring policies used by the city to remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records. For example,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
A policy on obligations of developers and contractors to seek local employees, service providers and businesses to meet their needs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Mayor's Office convened the Task Force to identify, analyze, and address the issues that affect civic and political participation by immigrant communities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
It is becoming more difficult for families to access clean and affordable water due to aging water infrastructure systems, climate change, and the rising cost of living. This report outlines best practices and innovative solutions mayors can adopt to ensure that residents have equitable...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A fact sheet summarizing project labor agreements....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Tennessee
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
Suffering from years of disinvestment and persistently high rates of poverty, this case study shows how Memphis city officials joined forces with the private and nonprofit sectors to have a collective impact on some of the city's most pressing social issues....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The city of Lincoln is home to 133 miles of trails and more than 125 parks and green spaces on over 6,000 acres of public land. Lincoln's trail system consistently ranks among the best in the country. Numerous partnerships exist throughout the community to promote and encourage active...

Type Ordinance
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance creates a wage theft coordinator for the City and provides definitions, duties, penalties, feed, procedural requirements, a private right of action and other related items regarding wage theft....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
Business incubators and accelerators have emerged as a popular strategy to support the growth of entrepreneurial ventures, especially in the high-tech sector. They are designed to address the networking, education and capital challenges all entrepreneurs face. These challenges are...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Food, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) is a statewide financing program designed to attract supermarkets and grocery stores to underserved urban and rural communities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
First source hiring ordinances, contract clauses, and related agreements seek to provide meaningful employment opportunities to residents living within communities most directly impacted by local development projects. Local development projects are typically undertaken based on broad...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) Maine
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Food, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) was retained by the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance to collect and analyze data related to the economic impact of businesses in Portland, Maine. The primary purpose of the study was to quantify the impact of locally...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
Unlocking the potential of data and evidence to inform decision making is key to ensuring cities thrive in the 21st century. Through What Works Cities' early efforts, we've learned that cities across the country are sold on the value of using data and evidence to make informed decisions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Transportation & Mobility
In recent years, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. As urban growth has exploded over the past half century - increasing from a third to nearly 60 percent of world population today - local officials have been forced to solve problems and generate new ideas, policies,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
It is up to local governments to lead the nation’s fight against climate change. Cities reduce emissions, make infrastructure less vulnerable, and coordinate with other local governments to amplify their impact. This report presents a toolbox of measures that cities can take to combat...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
An Executive Order to affirm Seattle's commitment to equity in City contracting and to advance the City's mission to promote race and gender equity in contracting. This Executive Order directs City departments and offices to increase the opportunities for women and minority owned...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
A notice to new tenants summarizing key voting information including election dates and registration options....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
A fact sheet on mental illness based on demographics....

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