With almost a decade of local victories and policy innovations under our belt, the Partnership’s broad network boasts a lot of lessons that should inform federal policy. A New Urban Agenda for America, the Partnership’s newest publication, outlines these lessons, pointing the way for our new administration to take on the challenging task of rebuilding America’s middle class.
Ready for Change?
As we stumble into this new era, it is clear to our movement - broadly defined - that we have been playing defense for far too long. Over the years, many of our partners have achieved incredible victories for working families at the local and regional level, while our national partners monitored the attacks in Washington and calculated the toll on our country on a grand scale. Now, facing an administration open to ideas and innovation, we have a unique opportunity to carry our local victories and innovation to the federal level.
One Hill CBA Campaign
The One Hill CBA Coalition has moved into the first stages of CBA implementation mode.
By Mark Spadafore, SANE Executive Director & Jean Kessner, SANE Board Member
Letter to the Editor sent to Syracuse Newspapers on Friday
Jobs Jobs Jobs!
On October 1, the nation’s first Clean Trucks Program was launched at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, culminating an epic battle to bring cleaner air and better jobs to the region’s largest industry.
Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved its first policy statement in support of affordable housing as part of its Strategic Plan for Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
By Ben Boyce, Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County Coordinator
The metropolitan area of Phoenix is experiencing unprecedented change and growth unlike any other point in its history. Since the 1980’s, our population has ballooned in size, with new immigrant families making up much of this growth. Arizona now has the fourth-largest Latino electorate in the country.
On September 24, 2008, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) released an eagerly awaited report—one of the first of its kind—highlighting a growing majority of responsible development policies in the Bay Area that are making a difference in people’s lives.