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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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Today, the energy sector in the United States and the national energy policy that determines how it evolves leaves the country exposed to three major, interconnected threats: weakened national security, environmental calamity caused by climate change, and an ongoing but largely unaddressed...

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, Housing, Public Safety
This report outlines how despite receiving billions in public subsidies has failed to provide good quality jobs which undermines safety and service quality....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League Of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Sustainability is a fundamental component of building a strong community, not only in terms of the physical environment, but also for economic prosperity. Although the nexus between sustainability and economic development may not always be apparent and will certainly vary from place...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
This report provides case studies that illustrate how private contractors hide three key types of information: the fees they charge the public, how they spend public funds, and details on the quality of public services. Decision-makers should adopt strong sunshine laws that require...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
The property tax is the oldest major revenue source for state and local governments. At the beginning of the twentieth century, property taxes represented more than eighty percent of state and local tax revenue. While this share has diminished over time as states have introduced sales...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Detroit City Clerk Office
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Powerpoint outlining the economic development asset map for Detroit....

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Green City Bonds Coalition
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Democracy & Governance
Municipal bonds are one financing tool well suited to close the U.S. infrastructure investment gap. The U.S. municipal bond market has funded large-scale, long-term capital-intensive projects in states and cities, as well as their operational expenses, since the beginning of the 1900s....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report lays out a set of policy and political interventions that cities, regions, and states can make to increase municipal revenue and to make their collections more progressive. Cities have historically suffered enormous budget shortfalls and after the Great Recession, available...

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 brieft outlines the challenges facing LA in terms of good jobs and poverty. It outlines how the city can combate urband poverty by creating good jobs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas -
The 2017 partisan tax reform law accelerated the United States’ rising inequality by slashing taxes of wealthy individuals and corporations and expanding the federal deficit, ultimately straining municipal budgets. In order to restore fairness to the tax code and generate revenue...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Racial justice, economic justice, climate justice, and health justice all require tax justice. The United States does not raise enough tax revenue to fund the basic needs of its people or environment, leading to income inequality, racial wealth gaps, and negative health and climate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Housing, Public Safety
For the past eight years, UC Berkeley's Center for Cities & Schools (CC&S) has engaged in action-oriented research focused on the challenges and promise of integrated and inclusive planning practices and policies. The Center has learned by doing that overcoming a century of siloed...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This city ordinance modifies the DPW's contracting and project labor agreements to ensure career pathways into the building trads for minorities and local residents so they can also benefit from city construction projects....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Georgia
Source The Westside Future Fund
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
Overview of a tax fund program in Atlanta to prevent homeowner displacement due to the inability to pay a rise in property taxes due to revitalization efforts....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
As local and state governments increasingly contract out public services that impact the well-being of their community, the need for robust contract oversight is increasing. A lack of oversight has detrimental impacts on the people served by a program or service, and for the public...

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 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement
This paper evaluates the large number of progressive policies the city of San Francisco had enacted of the last ecade. This includes increase labor protections, enhanced union rights, local earned income tax credit, and a universal health access program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance
Sales and excise taxes, or consumption taxes, are an important revenue source, comprising close to half of all state tax revenues in 2010. But these taxes are inevitably regressive, falling far more heavily on low- and middle income taxpayers than on the wealthy. Consumption taxes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Center for Transportation Studies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Public Spaces
Large public investments in transportation infrastructure-such as a new freeway interchange or transit station-can increase the value of adjacent private land, sometimes substantially. Capturing the value of this benefit through various tools is gaining interest as a finance mechanism...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
Cities and states nationwide are finding out that the promises of privatization often fail to materialize, and have been increasingly looking at “insourcing,”—that is, bringing a service or asset back under public, democratic control. The common problems of privatization that lead...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Re:Focus Partners
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Democracy & Governance
This paper offers a new approach for systematically linking catastrophe bonds and conventional project finance to support large-scale resilience projects. The following sections describe the RE.bound Program framework for catastrophe modeling, bond structuring, and bond sponsorship;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County, City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source League Of Minnesota Cities
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Public Spaces
Discusses city authority to levy special assessments for local improvements like streets, waterworks, sanitary sewer and more. It defines special assessments, gives a synopsis of the procedure, discusses challenges by property owners, levying and collecting assessments, borrowing,...

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