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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source PolicyLink
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Economic recovery is not returning to all communities equally: the unemployment rate for White workers is down to nearly 4 percent nationally, while the unemployment rate for Black workers is more than double that. This disparity in employment is not an anomaly of our current economy,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report provides a detailed economic impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage ordinace....

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source City Of Portland
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
Clean Energy Works Portland (CEWP) is an innovative effort to deliver affordable home energy upgrades by testing new ways of delivering energy efficiency to homeowners in Portland. The project is intended to save energy, reduce carbon emissions, improve home comfort and home values,...

Type Executive Order
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City Of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti's executive order promoting equity in Public Procurement....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
While privatization occurs under different names, such as outsourcing, contracting out, and public-private partnership, it always removes a public good from public control and places it under the control of a private entity. The specifics of these deals vary, but the consequences...

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, Housing, Public Safety
This report highlights how commerical offices in LA using low road security contractors contribute both to poverty in the city and decreased public safety....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level -
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas -
Supplier diversity helps direct corporate procurement to businesses owned by historically marginalized communities. The California legislature created a supplier diversity program at the California Public Utilities Commission that requires regulated utilities (such as energy and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Supplier diversity is a powerful tool for economic development in communities of color. Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) are more likely to operate as small businesses and employ locals, making them a pillar for communities of color. Contract opportunities from larger corporations...

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, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
We are in an unprecedented moment in U.S. history. It is a time of resurgent racism and inequality, but also of newly energized and ambitious activism. We propose that the most effective way to take advantage of that momentum and reclaim American democracy is through investment in...

Type Ordinance
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a method of applying Best Value Contracting principles to certain public construction contracts and projects accepting TIF funding. When entering into contracts for public construction, the City of Madison requires bidders to prequalify pursuant to the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City Of Houston Mayoral Task Force On Equity
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Education
Houston is one of the most inequitable cities in the United States. Households with incomes in the top 5% earn nearly 10 times more than households in the bottom 20th percentile. Thus, it is not surprising that while Houston ranks as the second-most prosperous city in the United States...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Boston Mayor'S Office Of Workforce Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The Neighborhood Jobs Trust (NJT) was created in 1987 to ensure that Boston's low- and moderate-income residents benefit, in the form of job training, from the development in their city. In other words, the Trust translates commercial development in the physical landscape into economic...

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 6 months out the impact of the city extending their Living Wage Ordiance to include the provision of healthcare for service workers at LAX airport....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Building And Construction Trades Department (AFL-CIO)
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Energy, Democracy & Governance
As the Road Map to Emerald Cities explains, the engine of the Emerald Cities Initiative is a dynamic partnership between labor and community and a common pledge to work together: to green our cities in ways that address the threat of climate change and chart a high-road path to economic...

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, Health, Housing, Public Safety
This study based on a survey of 300 workers at LAX found that the airlines used contractors who put the security and health of the public at risk, while failing to provide adequate services to passangers with disabilities. Furthermore, these contractors fail to provide workers with...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This report using both case studies and statistical analysis of construction projects at local community colleges in California found that projects with Project Labor Agreements did not reduce the number of bids received or the costs of the projects....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Department Of Energy
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources
U.S. Department of Energy fact sheet guide to Energy Savings Performance Contracting for governments....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Local governments can advance energy-efficient technologies and practices in the marketplace by promoting energy efficiency in their own everyday operations, a practice commonly known as "Leading by Example" (LBE). Taking actions to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned...

Type Executive Order
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
Boston Mayor Walsh's executive order promoting equity in Public Procurement....

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City Of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
The ordinance establishes a local hiring policy for public work or improvement projects requiring contractors and their subcontractors to perform certain percentages of project work hours using San Francisco residents and disadvantaged San Francisco residents. It also authorizes incentives...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source COWS
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Retrofitting the nation's public and institutional buildings for greater energy efficiency, financing these retrofits from the savings achieved, and requiring local-hire and job and advancement standards for those who do the work can provide the widespread high-road job creation needed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source COWS
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
The seemingly insurmountable problems of climate change, poverty, and a nation dependent on dirty or foreign sources of energy are among the most serious challenges facing our country. But like all challenges, these present an opportunity-the opportunity to address all three problems...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source Equity New Orleans
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Democracy & Governance, Health
EquityNewOrleans is a citywide initiative of the Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana, EquityNewOrleans assessed the role of equity in City government using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Too often, the jobs created through government contracts have low wages, poor working conditions, and frequent violations of labor law are common. This report identifies the best practices in government contracting for state and local governments to raise standards for workers and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
BIPOC business owners often struggle with gaining access to procurement markets. This is because they are poorly represented in highly procured industries and are less utilized because of systemic barriers, including lack of access to government networks and outright discrimination....

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