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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source GovPilot
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This guide outlines employee retention strategies and highlights best practices for preventing turnover in local government positions. It recommends utilizing federal infrastructure grant funding to provide retention incentives, fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture,...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
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 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
Proposed investment in the Port of Los Angeles would create thousands of new construction jobs and boost the city's overall economy. This report provides analysis of existing economic conditions in the region and explains how a "Construction Careers Policy" would ensure equitable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) California
Source California State University
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report assesses the economic impact of the state government contracting with small businesses (SBs) and disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBEs). It finds that these contracts created significant economic benefits including job creation, higher net gross state product (GSP),...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Health
This report underscores the failure of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance to increase healthcare benefits for LAX workers, and outlines how the lack of insurance has impacted workers' families. It recommends that the city invest to increase the health care differential of the living...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) All States
Source City of East Palo Alto
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This model policy outlines hiring responsibilities for developers in redevelopment projects, business users in redevelopment projects, and construction contractors. Specifically, it requires them to seek local employees, service providers and businesses to meet their needs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Brookings
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
This policy brief explains how metropolitan business plans offer an innovative and equitable approach to economic development, particularly through market research, cost-benefit analysis, and investment in catalytic policies and products. It highlights three metropolitan regions that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
This report outlines the provisions of the community benefit agreement signed between the City of San Francisco, local unions, and community organizations with the developers of the Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point Development Project. The CBA includes union rights, living...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Americans for the Arts
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces
This report finds that the nonprofit arts and culture industry supports jobs, creates government revenue, and bolsters tourism. It provides economic analysis of arts and culture nonprofits and highlights their capacity to draw local and nonlocal investment that significantly contributes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Brookings-Rockefeller
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Data & Technology
While conventional strategies of tax credits, training programs, and public infrastructure are crucial for economic development, the cultivation of regional industry clusters offers an innovative strategy for job growth and entrepreneurship. This report explains how these industry...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source GovPilot
Policy Areas -
This guide outlines employee retention strategies and highlights best practices for preventing turnover in local government positions. It recommends utilizing federal infrastructure grant funding to provide retention incentives, fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture,...

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, it provides an overview of the statewide...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
This report examines local policies that prevent hiring discrimination against individuals with criminal records, such as "ban the box" initiatives that remove criminal record questions from job applications and defer background checks to the final stages of the hiring process. It...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Public Spaces
Revive Oakland’s Good Jobs Policy is a case study demonstrating how publicly funded development projects can create widespread economic opportunity. Thanks to an innovative good jobs policy, the warehouse and logistics complex envisioned can pay over 3,000 workers a living wage and...

Type Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Housing, Transportation & Mobility
Land use policy impacts every aspect of a citizen's life, from their economic opportunity to their health. ProGov21's Land Use Roadmap describes how zoning policies can be used to expand affordable housing, create safer streets, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. It also...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Community Development, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety
Protecting and advancing worker' rights are central functions of local governments. This report provides an overview of some of the most noteworthy ways in which localities have taken action on behalf of working people, in spite of challenges imposed by federal and state preemption...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Massachusetts Department of Human Resources
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This hiring strategy guide identifies best practices for attracting talented candidates to public sector positions and outlines key components of an effective recruitment plan. It also highlights successful approaches for analyzing hiring trends, developing attractive job postings,...

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,...

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 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
This agreement promotes construction efficiency and facilitates orderly dispute settlements for a light rail expansion project in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Employers are required to hire unionized workers, pay adequate wages, designate 30% of work hours to local and disadvantaged...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Portland Development Commission
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines how rapid development and population growth are presenting challenges for job and wage growth in Portland. It recommends that the city facilitate neighborhood economic development plans, drive neighborhood business growth, and coordinate resources like private...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Gatehouse Hollywood Development, L.P.
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Health, Housing, Public Safety
This Community Benefit Agreement, between the City of Los Angeles and the Hollywood and Vine Mixed-Use Development Project, aims to maximize the benefits of the Development to the community. Specifically, it requires the developer to pay a living wage, hire locally, engage in healthcare...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 1997
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
The document discusses the Living Wage Ordinance implemented in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1997. It mandates that recipients of city economic development assistance of $100,000 or more pay their employees a living wage, defined as 110% of the federal poverty level for a family of four,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
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 or Resolution
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...

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