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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
This report examines opportunities to improve transit connectivity, economic development, and sustainability in the Urbana-Champaign region. It outlines planning procedures, zoning guidelines, transit-oriented development opportunities, and market analysis results for the White Street...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Smart Growth America
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
This workbook is a starting point for local leaders to begin mapping out a complete streets policy to foster safe and accessible roads for all road users in a community, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists. The workbook emphasizes the need for local leaders...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Trust for Public Land
Policy Areas Community Development, Health, Public Spaces
Parks and natural spaces promote mental, physical, and environmental wellbeing, and many parks departments are leveraging parks and recreational resources to improve health outcomes. This report outlines the benefits of preserving access to parks and green spaces and provides policy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, California
Source University of California Berkeley
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce is associated with improved access for minority and underserved populations, improved patient satisfaction, and greater cultural competency in care environments. This guide highlights effective approaches for improving hiring diversity,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source City of New Orleans
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance outlines use and design standards for both rental and owner-occupied affordable housing. It requires that at least 10% of units in new developments within eligible zones are made affordable and ensures that these units will incorporate the same design features and have...

Type Model Law
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source California Department Of Housing And Community Development
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This model establishes accessibility requirements for new construction and substantial rehabilitations for individuals with physical disabilities; and provides for exemptions from compliance where it would result in undue hardship, where the construction is a result of a natural disaster,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source IBEW Local 18
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The factsheet outlines Los Angeles' Utility Pre-Craft Trainee Program (UPCT), which aimed to place low income and minority city residents in good union utility jobs through an innovative training program....

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona
Source Kaboom.org
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Economic Justice, Health, Public Spaces
To address its deficiency in parks and public green spaces, the city of Tucson established joint use agreements with the unified school district which expanded community access to 12 elementary school yards. This brief outlines the costs and legal processes associated with the agreements...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
LAANE report outlining an equitable growth strategy for LA County following the 2008 recession built around good jobs targeted towards communities facing the greatest disadvantage...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Data & Technology
This report outlines the results of the National League of Cities' (NLC's) "Local Economic Conditions" survey, which examines cities' relationships with "sharing economy" companies (i.e. Uber, Lyft, Airbnb), their level of support for these companies, the benefits and concerns associated...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) District of Columbia
Source Building Bridges Across the River
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing, Public Spaces
The 11th Street Bridge Park will expand pedestrian mobility, incorporate educational resources, and provide a public venue for arts and cultural programming. This equitable development plan outlines the project's community engagement emphasis and highlights its strategies for developing...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona
Source Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Policy Areas Community Development, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This report outlines economic development priorities for Northern Arizona include expanding renewable energy production, growing the tourism industry, improving healthcare access, expanding educational investment, and natural resources preservation. It features economic analyses of...

Type Ordinance
Year -
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City of San Diego
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Public Spaces
This section of San Diego's municipal code establishes regulations for public facilities that are provided by private entities. It outlines permitting requirements for private developers and implements development impact fees which are assessed on new developments to generate revenue...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Hennepin County Board Of Commissioners
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Energy
This resolution calls for managers of public investments and public agencies to divest any fossil fuel accounts currently in the county's investment portfolio. Further, it prohibits any future managers of public accounts from investing in companies whose business profits from the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report outlines a performance-based typology which communities can use to evaluate the performance of their local transit zones. It includes policy recommendations and case studies that demonstrate the implementation of different typologies. It finds that transit stations in...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing
This ordinance requires an owner of a vacant building to register the building with the city within thirty days of the building becoming vacant. The owner must renew this registration every six months until the building is no longer vacant. After registering the building, the owner...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance incentivizes the construction of 100% affordable and educator housing projects by permitting these developments to build above existing height limits and on more parcels of land around the city. This ordinance also provides other relevant zoning modifications, including...

Type Ordinance
Year 1999
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Easton Town Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance enacts a temporary moratorium on big box store applications and hearings to allow time for residents and town officials to consider the impacts of large-scale retail and amends the town zoning law accordingly....

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source Gainesville City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Housing
This ordinance amends the Gainesville Code of Ordinances to add provisions for the purchase of solar generated energy through a standard offer contract for all classes and limits net metering distributed resource rates for general service and large power classes. This amendment adds...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Housing Solutions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Housing
Housing rehabilitation codes preserve housing availability and reduce building rehabilitation costs by aligning code requirements with proposed renovations and prioritizing safety improvements. This guide helps local governments develop rehabilitation codes and features examples of...

Type Ordinance
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance requires that residential developments generating more than 500 Average Daily Trips (ADT) shall be subject to a Community Impact Assessment review process. The purpose of the review is to ensure that the Town has the ability to address and mitigate any adverse impacts...

Type Ordinance
Year 2000
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Santa Cruz City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Public Spaces
An ordinance requiring new retail stores over 16,000 square feet to obtain a special permit, with approval hinging on whether they add to a balanced and diverse mix of downtown businesses. Specifically, a new store must demonstrate that it 1) adds a desired type of business, 2) contributes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Illinois Municipal League
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Housing, Public Spaces
This guide provides an overview of liens available to municipalities under Illinois state law and provides examples of how cities should assess and enforce liens. Properties that are abandoned or liable for taxes, require excessive pest extermination efforts, or intensive removal...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, District of Columbia, Virginia
Source Center for Innovative Finance Support
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines how commercial tax districts, tolls, and grants were used to fund the Silver Line Metrorail expansion project. Most notably, through the use of special tax districts, Fairfax Country was able to raise $400 million from commercial and industrial properties located...

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