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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
It is widely acknowledged that hospitals and universities are anchor institutions - that is, place-based institutions that are tied to their location by reason of mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers or employees and hence have a vested interest in improving the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) California
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
To increase California’s recycling rate from about 50 percent in 2012 to 75 percent by 2020, CalRecycle estimates that about 23 million tons of material that is currently being disposed must be recycled or composted. This report examines the job creation potential of recycling, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
In an attempt to promote model hiring policies in the private sector, several cities have also required employers that receive local government contracts to adopt the same hiring policies used by the city to remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records. For example,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
A policy on obligations of developers and contractors to seek local employees, service providers and businesses to meet their needs....

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Newark Clerk Office
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance requires contracting companies to maintain, to the greatest extent possible, a workforce composed of 40% qualified Newark residents....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A fact sheet summarizing project labor agreements....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
First source hiring ordinances, contract clauses, and related agreements seek to provide meaningful employment opportunities to residents living within communities most directly impacted by local development projects. Local development projects are typically undertaken based on broad...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education, Children & Families
This infographic highlights data of working women in Rhode Island and presents policy recommendations in response to the issues facing Rhode Island women. The data looks at labor force participation, part-time workers, median wages, and the relationship between educational attainment...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
An Executive Order to affirm Seattle's commitment to equity in City contracting and to advance the City's mission to promote race and gender equity in contracting. This Executive Order directs City departments and offices to increase the opportunities for women and minority owned...

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Office Of Economic And Workforce Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
A fact sheet summarizing local hiring policy for San Francisco....

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 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
Most targeted hiring programs include mechanisms that do two things: 1) Maximize the chances that workers from the targeted category who are already in the construction industry will get called to work on that job. 2) Create opportunities for new workers - aspiring apprentices who...

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, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines the issues with Long Beach's Clean Trucks Program which made truck drivers not the companies bare the costs of the reforms. This further contributes to their independent contractor status....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
As the community foundation field reaches the century mark and faces growing pressure on its business model, many communities at the same time are struggling with economic distress. To meet these converging challenges, an innovative group of community foundations are beginning to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
Anchor institutions are place-based entities such as universities and hospitals that are tied to their surroundings by mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers, employees, and vendors. These local human and economic relationships link institution well-being to that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Housing, Public Safety
Health Impact Assessment of Measure JJJ, Build Better L.A. ballot initiative on affordable housing inclusionary zoning and labor standards for the city of Los Angeles. Includes analysis of potential impacts of transit-oriented communities overlay and value capture policies....

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
Project labor agreements can advance a city's interests by ensuring that unemployed and underemployed residents will receive employment opportunities at city public works construction projects. This ordinance requires Los Angeles' Board of Public Works to approve a project labor agreement...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
This report examines the working conditions at two of Skechers’ contractors in Southern California: Green Fleet Systems and Olivet International. Green Fleet Systems is Skechers’ primary port trucking contractor. Each year, Green Fleet’s truck drivers move thousands of shipping containers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Major economic development projects and infrastructure investment can present both tremendous opportunities and significant threats for communities and residents. Using a community benefits approach, as a local government official you have powerful tools available to ensure that these...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
Inclusive contracting refers to the process of creating the environment for businesses owned by people of color and/or women to participate in a governmental procurement and contracting process. Inclusive business participation in local government procurement and contracting is an...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
The City of Seattle supports construction jobs and meaningful employment for those in our community through programs that prepare and train workers for careers with family-sustaining wages. In early 2015, the Seattle City Council adopted a new City law, proposed by Mayor Ed Murray,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Policymakers have long understood the job creation opportunities that public infrastructure projects provide. To enhance these jobs' economic and social impact and lift families out of poverty, many cities and states have incorporated job quality and equity policies into public infrastructure...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Coalition Of Urban Serving Universities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
In the past quarter century, universities have committed themselves to greater engagement in their communities. They are increasingly seen as "anchor" institutions - whose physical presence is integral to the social, cultural, and economic wellbeing of the community. Urban-based universities...

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