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ProGov21 Policy Library

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Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Presently, the average American worker is unfairly compensated for their labor. In response to this challenge, ProGov21's updated Job Quality Roadmap provides information and resources that enable the creation of a healthy and productive workforce. It calls on local governments to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Critical updates are needed across the water infrastructure in the United States. The last major national update to water infrastructure occurred after the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, which focused on wastewater systems, leaving water infrastructure to continue to deteriorate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level Other
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas -
This publication compiles all the policy analysis conducted and published by ProGov21 for the year of 2023. It includes policy roadmaps for local public officials addressing issues of equity, reproductive health, immigration, land use, public finance, regional coordination, housing,...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Strong public schools are the cornerstone of thriving communities. ProGov21's updated Education Roadmap provides information and resources that can aid school districts and municipal governments in improving their school systems. Reforms include universal pre-K, decriminalizing student...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Local transit systems face a series of challenges, including aging infrastructure, decreasing public transportation usage, increasing congestion, unsafe streets for pedestrians and bikers, COVID-19 transmission on public transit, and the excessive release of carbon emissions. To address...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families
In order to expand equitable access to high-quality child care, policy makers must simultaneously increase the supply of affordable child care and support the child care workforce. ProGov21's updated Affordable Child Care Roadmap outlines steps local governments can take to achieve...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
The climate crisis unfolding across the globe has highlighted the need for cities to make drastic, time-sensitive changes in their environmental sustainability efforts and adaptation strategies. ProGov21's updated Environmental Roadmap calls on local governments to enact environmental...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
The influence of big money on politics has undermined American Democracy at the national, state, and local level. Today, wealthy elites and businesses have a disproportionate impact on who runs, who is elected, and what issues are debated. ProGov21's updated Election Finance Roadmap...

Type Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
When local governments share information, facilities, operational costs, and other resources across a region, they can address problems that seem insurmountable from the perspective of a single city or county. ProGov21's Regional Coordination Roadmap outlines examples of successful...

Type Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice
Although US immigration policy is regulated at the federal level, local governments still play a role in protecting the rights of immigrants, regardless of their citizenship status, and promoting their economic and social incorporation. ProGov21's Immigration Roadmap calls on local...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
ProGov21's Good Governance Roadmap discusses the many policy mechanisms local governments should use to expand access to civic engagement, improve quality of life, and maintain transparency as a facet of governance. This includes open data policies, campaign disclosure ordinances,...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Civil Rights
In the United States, many voters experience difficulty getting registered to vote, staying registered to vote, or actually casting their ballot. As a result, voter turnout rates are extremely low in the U.S. compared to other similar countries. In order to increase voter participation...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
ProGov21's Home Rule Roadmap highlights ways that cities and counties can take steps to actively fight preemption and protect local democracy. This roadmap explores how local jurisdictions can use their position as market actors to enforce certain standards through contracts and procurement....

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Housing
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the existing American housing crisis. Now, more than ever, it is critical that local governments address the intersection of housing and health and fight forced displacement from housing to protect the economic, social, and physical wellbeing...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety
ProGov21's updated Job Quality Roadmap provides information and resources that enable the creation of safe and equitable working conditions for all workers. Presently, American jobs offer low pay, unpredictable hours, and little stability, while workers in these jobs suffer from dangerous...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Community Development
Anchor institutions, such as hospitals, universities, and airports, are enterprises tied to their surrounding communities through place-based investments, and, oftentimes, an explicit mission to benefit society. To succeed, they require infrastructure and amenities that only the public...

Type Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Economic Justice
Centuries of political, legal, and economic discrimination against women and people of color have entrenched inequality in the United States. ProGov21's Race, Sex, and Social Equality Roadmap outlines steps local governments can take to address the root causes of racial and gender...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Public Safety
ProGov21's Safety & Justice in Policing Roadmap provides resources and information to aid local governments in rethinking their strategies towards crime reduction. In particular, it suggests progressive police reform that (1) acknowledges that punitive actions and armed responses...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Community Development, Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Public Spaces
Recreational spaces improve community and individual health, increase home values, and preserve green spaces. However, access to recreational spaces is limited, particularly for low-income communities and communities of color. ProGov21's Recreation Roadmap outlines funding, access,...

Type Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Housing, Transportation & Mobility
Land use policy impacts every aspect of a citizen's life, from their economic opportunity to their health. ProGov21's Land Use Roadmap describes how zoning policies can be used to expand affordable housing, create safer streets, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. It also...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
Sufficient sources of revenue are critical to realizing the progressive agenda. ProGov21's Revenue Roadmap highlights untapped revenue streams, like recreational marijuana and carbon pricing, and outlines strategies that can maximize existing revenue streams. Recommendations include...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Health
Women face gender-specific hurdles to accessing necessary healthcare. Although the rules of public access to healthcare are set at the state or national level, local governments can influence the application of those rules and the more foundational social determinants of health. ProGov21's...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
ProGov21's Building Energy Efficiency Roadmap introduces energy-efficient building codes and retrofitting that local governments can use to invest in energy efficiency, reduce utility costs, and improve energy equity. This roadmap explores how local jurisdictions can make these critical...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
Budget shortfalls arise when powerful actors avoid paying their fair share of taxes and when federal and state governments push responsibilities onto the local level without providing adequate financial resources. In order to patch these shortfalls, many local governments have become...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
All counties, cities, and towns spend money purchasing goods and services; local governments can establish policies to use this spending, or procurement, to encourage certain business practices. ProGov21's updated Procurement Roadmap provides information and resources that aid local...

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