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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
This publication by SPARCC offers a definition of equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) and spotlights work underway in various US cities. Successful eTOD requires planning not just for transit but coordinating how this type of investment will advance larger community needs...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Finance & Procurement, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
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. The registration includes a fee, but the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of Austin
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance amends municipal zoning codes to create a special transit-oriented development (TOD) district. It expands on traditional TOD templates by creating a variety of place-types that may be applied to any municipally-approved TOD district. These place-types include Downtown...

Type Model Law
Year 2007
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
This ordinance applies to all residential zones with a density less than or equal to eight dwelling units per acre; requires the minimum size of an open space development to be five acres; provides that open space is a by-right form of development, and does not require a special exception...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance establishes a variety of guidelines regarding the demolition of housing, location of accessory dwelling units, home occupations, and yards. In particular, no demolition permit for a structure containing a dwelling unit shall be issues unless certain requirements are...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Housing, Public Safety
This report is a how to guide for cities to develop community benefits agreements. The report includes key features and lots of materials on previous CBAs in Los Angeles and elsewhere....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Los Angeles is about to embark upon one of the largest investments in transportation infrastructure in the county’s history—an array of projects worth more than $72 billion over the next 30 years. This investment has the potential to be a massive economic recovery project at a time...

Type Ordinance
Year 1994
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source Fort Collins City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
An ordinance adopting a six-month moratorium on development of stores larger than 80,000 square feet. The city used the time to review the design, transportation, and other planning issues posed by big box retailers, and to make changes to its planning and zoning rules....

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 Model Law
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Massachusetts Department Of Energy Resources
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy
This model ordinance or zoning bylaws provide for the construction and operation of wind energy facilities. The model includes the general requirements for all wind energy facilities, which has sections on design standards, safety and environmental standards, maintenance standards,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
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 Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Newark City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Finance & Procurement, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
The ordinance requires owners of any vacant property within 60 days of becoming vacant or 30 days after assuming ownership to register and pay a $500 fee and to renew registration yearly with a graduated yearly fee rate beginning at $1,500 with the first renewal and reaching $5,000...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
At a time when Los Angeles is losing tens of thousands of jobs, planned public investment in our infrastructure remains a bright spot, offering the potential to stimulate the economy and create good jobs. A key target for infrastructure investment is the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest...

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 Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This resolution requires municipal funds to divest from fossil fuels and evaluate alternative investment strategies for the future. This resolution prevents government agencies from investing in fossil fuels in the future and urges other municipal and public institutions and agencies...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Austin City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Housing, Public Safety
This is a point of sale ordinance that applies to anyone selling their home. When someone sells, their home, the ordinance requires the seller have a standardized Austin Energy audit performed on their house and the results must be disclosed to the prospective buyers. An energy audit...

Type Ordinance
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source ALICE
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance requires additional buffering between nonresidential and residential zones. It is used when the base zone standards in the city do not provide adequate separation between residential and nonresidential uses. The separation is achieved by restricting motor vehicle access,...

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 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 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Department Of Energy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report serves as a resource for local governments and stakeholders in designing and implementing a local solar plan. The report includes examples and models that have been field-tested in cities and counties around the United States....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This study evaluates the impact of big-box retailers, particularly walmart, into cities across the country. They evaluate proposals to require a living wage for their retailers looking at impact on workers and shoppers. They find large positive impacts for workers and small potential...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2000
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report evaluates the LA Business Team program in the city, a major initiative of the Mayor's office to attack business to the city through subsidies. The report finds the Business Team is failing to make in a targeted way, fails to consider job quality, and fails to provide an...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas -
The $1 trillion public-private infrastructure plan proposed by the Trump Administration would cost an additional $1 trillion-plus in financing and user fees over a ten-year period. This policy brief lays out a variety of funding options that would not increase taxes or the federal...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy
The factsheet outlines the cities The Utility Pre-Craft Trainee Program (UPCT) in LA which aimed to place low income and minority city residents in good union utility jobs through an innovative training program....

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Utah
Source Alexandria City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Housing, Public Safety, Energy
An ordinance permitting Accessory Development Units in the city of Salt Lake. Such units, which are currently illegal in areas zoned for single-family houses unless granted a waiver, also allow homeowners to offer an affordable housing option to an aging parent, relative or college...

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