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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 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
The products and services the City of Portland purchases have inherent social, human health, environmental, and economic impacts. As such, the City is committed to understanding and taking appropriate responsibility for the impacts of its purchasing by establishing a Sustainable Procurement...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
Wage Theft causes large amount of national loss each year. Ohio spends few resources on wage investigation, and hence cities can take steps to prevent wage theft within their jurisdictions. Cities can use procurement, licensing, tax enforcement, and tax incentives....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Finance & Procurement, Food
State and local governments can improve residents’ diets by exercising their power to purchase goods and services. By adopting healthy procurement policies, governments can improve public health, lower overall costs, and provide leadership for the private sector to do the same....

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 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 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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Finance & Procurement, Food
Government agencies often procure goods, including food, for use by employees, students, and community members. Generally, when a state or local agency purchases food, the agency uses a competitive process to find the supplier who can provide the lowest-priced goods. However, when...

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 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 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 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 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
...

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...

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