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Type Act or Session Law
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Wales Town Board
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
An act requiring that for city-assisted development projects, developers and employers of the built business are required to hire 30% local residents, or make efforts to do so....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
Microtransit involves running on-demand services with smaller vehicles that people can summon without walking to a fixed location like a bus stop. This brief argues that microtransit is incapable of serving the same scale of ridership as fixed-route buses and trains. Microtransit...

Type Ordinance
Year 2006
Level County
State(s) California
Source Alameda County
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance requires proposed large retail developments to undergo a community impact review and obtain a conditional use permit. The cost of all independent studies and investigations required to complete the review are to be paid by the developer....

Type Ordinance
Year 1998
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Oakland City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
The ordinance requires companies or non-profits with service contracts with the city worth at least $25,000 or benefiting from at least $100,000 in city subsidies to pay workers a minimum of $9.25 an hour; entitles workers to 12 paid days off per year; and allows collective bargaining...

Type Ordinance
Year 2000
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Santa Cruz City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance requires city service contractors to pay workers a living wage. Each year the city council will review and extend the living wage by at least an amount which corresponds to the cost of living increase as measured by the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area Consumer...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Connecticut
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Finance & Procurement
In the face of a public health emergency, an economic recession, and widening of social inequities, Connecticut has continues to reduce its public investment in services such as education, healthcare, housing, and transportation. Downsizing the public sector and failing to adequately...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
The executive budget provides funding to meet new needs of local governments. However, the local governments have experienced executive budget loss in recent years. The report provides recommendations to protect investments in child protective services, provide additional state funding,...

Type Model Law
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source ALICE
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance establishes land and buildings as different classes of property and establishes a procedure to tax building values at lower rates than land values. It also ensures availability of full public information regarding assessments and appeal procedures; ensure that shifts...

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Housing, Public Safety
A local law to amend the New York City charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring energy audits and retro-commissioning of base building systems of certain buildings and retro-fitting of certain city-owned buildings....

Type Ordinance, Ballot Measure
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Town Of Barnstead
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Education
This ordinance puts on the ballot a measure to finance Portland Children's Investment Fund to support proven programs designed to help children arrive at school ready to learn, provide safe and constructive after school alternatives for kids, and prevent child abuse and neglect and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Meeting Of The Minds
Policy Areas Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
Although the traditional linear economy brought much prosperity, it has functioned by taking primary resources, turning them into products, and disposing of the waste. In the face of the global climate change crisis, cities need to transit to circular economy. In a city with a circular...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
The Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) – part of the CARES Act – provided direct assistance to state, local, and tribal governments, and designated $150 billion for counties with populations of more than 500,000. Through an assessment of the CRF, this report evaluates the effectiveness...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Meeting Of The Minds
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Economic Justice
America’s traditional economic development policy has raised important questions about equity, especially for new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and small businesses bring economic stability into communities. To encourage economic development brought, it is imperative that the impact...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Milwaukee City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces
This ordinance makes several changes related to the requirements of the participation of city residents in public works contracts, requirements for developers receiving direct financial assistance from the city, local business enterprise contracting standards, and sanction and penalty...

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Santa Clara City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health
This ordinance requires that proposed large retail developments undergo a community impact review and obtain a conditional use permit. The cost of all independent studies and investigations required to complete the review are to be paid by the developer....

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Baltimore City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance requires community partnership agreements for certain construction projects financed or funded by or through the city. A project contractor must enter into a community partnership agreement with the city and the appropriate qualified construction union. The agreement...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Meeting Of The Minds
Policy Areas Education, Public Spaces
The infrastructure of childhood is important, including the safe places to play. The COVID-19 crisis brings to light this need that is often overlooked. As leaders at all levels of government and civil society consider how to stem the impact of COVID-19 with equity in mind, expanding...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This ordinance amends a prior open data policy that empowered San Francisco's Committee on Information Technology to establish rules and standards applicable to all city departments regarding the release of data to the city's online data portal. This ordinance establishes the positions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Association of County & City Health Officials
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Health
Local health departments (LHDs) play a critical role in their communities during a national pandemic. However, LHD emergency preparedness and response programs have been chronically underfunded and understaffed, hindering their ability to quickly mobilize in times of crisis. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Finance & Procurement, Public Safety
In response to labor shortages, fiscal challenges, and recruitment and retention barriers facing emergency medical services (EMS) agencies across Wisconsin, the City of Milton is considering alternative options for their future fire and rescue services. This report evaluates the city's...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Arkansas
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance: establishes municipal licensure program for private businesses and nonprofit organizations; creates license fee to administer program; and requires annual applications for license....

Type Act or Session Law
Year 1998
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Detroit City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
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....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Finance & Procurement, Public Safety
In response to labor shortages, fiscal challenges, and recruitment and retention barriers facing emergency medical services (EMS) agencies across Wisconsin, fire departments in Fox Valley are considering options for enhanced collaborations with surrounding departments as a means of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report outlines options local governments can take if they fail to successfully recover from financial crises. The first option is state intervention; the state government (either directly or through its agents) can encourage the local government to make decisions that will improve...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report explores disclosure practices for certain types of subsidies per locality and provides a grade for those programs based on the quality of company-specific disclosures. The report finds that two-thirds of the economic development subsidy programs run by the nation's largest...

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