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Type Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Dane County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Health
This ordinance states that every contract entered into by the County for the provision of reproductive health services shall require the provider to provide all County clients with comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information, including but not limited to family...

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 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source IBM Center for the Business of Government
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Shared Service Agreements are contracts or agreements that expand access to quality services while promoting collaboration and innovation between multiple local governments. This guide outlines best practices for establishing these agreements, highlights successful case studies, and...

Type Article
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Texas
Source Informed Infrastructure
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This article explains how the North Central Texas Council of Governments standardized work zone data sharing by selecting a single road management tech provider. It also highlights how the contract extends work zone data access to any relevant public agencies. ...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development
This executive order directs City departments and offices to increase the opportunities for women and minority owned businesses (WMBEs), and to provide a welcome and responsive environment for all businesses that support such efforts. This ordinance attempts to advance the City's...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This report evaluates the impact of Los Angeles' decision to update their Living Wage Ordinance to provide healthcare coverage for airline service workers and their families. Six months after the update, access to family healthcare and passenger safety, service, and security improved....

Type Article
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Washington
Source Municipal Services and Research Center of Washington
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
This article outlines data categories and explains a new statewide requirement for local governments to develop data sharing agreements. It recommends that local governments work with their legal counsel to develop these agreements and features links to other potentially relevant...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
Major economic development projects and infrastructure investment can present both tremendous opportunities and significant threats for communities and residents. Using a community benefits approach, local government officials have powerful tools available to ensure that these projects...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This paper begins by providing a clear framework to help define gig work and understand how it relates to other forms of work. It continues by drawing on current research to identify the prevalence of gig work, the demographics of the workforce, and job quality outcomes, using data...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source City of Portland
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Energy
The Clean Energy Works Portland Pilot Project aims to deliver affordable home energy upgrades to homeowners while creating new career opportunities for residents. This community workforce agreement outlines the project's hiring goals and includes eligibility criteria for contractor...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
This brief provides sustainable workforce development strategies which include driving investment in green energy infrastructure, promoting best value contracting, and creating job training and apprenticeship programs in sustainable industries. It also highlights examples of policies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
BIPOC business owners often struggle with gaining access to procurement markets. This is because they are poorly represented in highly procured industries and are less utilized because of systemic barriers, including lack of access to government networks and outright discrimination....

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 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 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Housing, Public Safety
The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) surveyed nearly 300 passenger service workers to determine the effects of contracting on public safety and service quality at the Los Angeles International Airport. Results show that airlines are compromising security at LAX by failing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Too often, the jobs created through government contracts have low wages, poor working conditions, and frequent violations of labor law are common. This report identifies the best practices in government contracting for state and local governments to raise standards for workers and...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) Ohio
Source City Council Of Cuyahoga County
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance establishes the Economic Inclusion Program, which sets aspirational goals for women and minority owned businesses, and holds set-aside contracts for race and gender-neutral small businesses. It outlines the various components of the program and discusses how it will...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Milwaukee Common Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance establishes criteria that manufacturers must meet to be eligible for contracts in excess of $5000. These criteria include compliance with existing labor and workplace safety laws....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance requires the Department of Public Works to abide by targeted hiring requirements. At least 30% of total hours worked on a project shall be performed by local residents; 20% shall be performed by apprentices; and 10% shall be performed by disadvantaged workers (e.g....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Connecticut
Source Hartford Court Of Common Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance requires employers to pay their employees no less than the living wage for work on contracts awarded by the City....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles Harbor Department
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This Project Labor Agreement between the City of LA and the building trades is intended to promote efficiency of construction operations during the construction of various projects within the Harbor Department's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and provide for the orderly settlement...

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

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This Community Benefits Agreement between Los Angeles and the redevelopers of the city's LAX airport sets forth a range of community benefits that must be provided by the Los Angeles World Airports, including benefits related to local hiring, living wage, job training, civil rights...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
The purpose of this Community Benefits Program for the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Project is to provide for a coordinated effort between the Coalition and the Developer to maximize the benefits of the Project to the Figueroa Corridor community. This Community Benefits...

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