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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 Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Connecticut
Source Hartford Court Of Common Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This city ordinance requires a living wage for all workers employed to perform work associated with city contracts....

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Jersey City City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance amends the Jersey City Municipal Code by requiring City contractors to provide their employees, whether full- or part-time, with a standard hourly rate of pay, benefits, and paid leave during the time of their contract. Additionally, when a contractor’s service is terminated,...

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 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
To meet the goal of providing clean and reliable water and power for all ratepayers, LADWP, a public water and power agency, must provide fair and reasonable services to all ratepayers. In examining the issue of fairness, LADWP should examine service disparities, equity among ratepayers,...

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 Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance mandates city service contractors or recipients of city financial assistance of $50,000 or more pay employees a living wage equivalent to the federal poverty line for a family of four. It also requires companies to have local-hiring policies for new jobs created through...

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 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
This ordinance outlines the disclosure requirements necessary when a corporation applies for city council approval with respect to the sale/purchase of real estate, property tax reclassification, zoning, financial assistance from The City of Chicago, or entering into a contract with...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Los Angeles is about to embark upon one of the largest investments in transportation infrastructure in the county’s history—an array of projects worth more than $72 billion over the next 30 years. This investment has the potential to be a massive economic recovery project at a time...

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 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This paper offers background on the development of Los Angeles’s Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) program, and highlights the features of the program that make it a best practice model for workforce training for entry-level workers. First, we provide an overview of the statewide and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Los Angeles is currently embarking upon one its largest investments in infrastructure in decades. Through these investments, we will be modernizing our port, fixing our roads, and undertaking the largest expansion of public transit in recent history. These investments, representing...

Type Executive Order
Year 2019
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) Construction Careers Policy (CCP) encourages construction employment and training opportunities in ways calculated to mitigate the harms caused by geographically concentrated poverty and unemployment in economically...

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 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) North Carolina, Tennessee
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Housing
Citywide development that uses traditional business practices, which have historically benefitted from and perpetuated racialized inequality, can threaten to displace the most disadvantaged communities. This report provides tools and resources for groups that are advocating for more...

Type Ordinance
Year 1999
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance requires that nothing less than a living wage be paid to employees of the city's service contractors, of certain of its lessees and licensees, and of its financial assistance recipients. Employers should also provide at least 12 compensated days off per year and some...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
At a time when Los Angeles is losing tens of thousands of jobs, planned public investment in our infrastructure remains a bright spot, offering the potential to stimulate the economy and create good jobs. A key target for infrastructure investment is the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) Washington
Source King County Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy
This ordinance requires that all capital projects enacted by the county or to which the county lends or funds construction shall adhere to sustainable and green development and building practices. It establishes functional definitions of these projects and their core components as...

Type Ordinance
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Vermont
Source Burlington City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The ordinance prohibits the city from entering into contracts for government funded projects for services of $50,000 or more with a contractor, subcontractor, or vendor who is outsourcing, or causing the work to be performed outside of the United States or Canada. The ordinance requires...

Type Model Law
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source -
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This model ordinance requires every “covered employer,” or contractor that enters into a city contract where the annual value of payments is $25,000 or more, to pay their employees no less than a living wage. Beginning at $10.55 per hour, each year the living wage shall be adjusted...

Type Ordinance
Year 1996
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Incumbent workers have invaluable knowledge and experience with work schedules, practices, and clients. The benefits of replacing these workers without such experiences decreases efficiency and results in a disservice to City and City financed or assisted projects. As a result, this...

Type Model Law
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source City of New Orleans
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Health
The model ordinance sets a standard for the city to make more efficient and sustainable decisions in its procurement. The ordinance requires the city to procure and contract for environmentally preferable products and services whenever possible, defining 'environmentally preferable'...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Food
An ordinance encouraging government entities to purchase locally grown food by providing local producers a bid preference depending on whether the producer is local, sustainable, or a combination of both....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report discusses the progress of the Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) program since its launch in 2011. The UPCT program, jointly operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18, is an earn-and-learn,...

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