In February of 2006, FRESC and the coalition members of the Campaign for Responsible Development secured a set of Community Benefit Achievements at the site of the former Gates Rubber Factory.These achievements were the result of more than three years of research, advocacy, organizing, leadership from the city and elected officials, and a process of dialogue with the private developer.
The UK government wants all local authority areas to use participatory budgeting by 2012 based on their National PB Strategy.
The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (LGPIH), but it's generally known as the Local Government Act. Received royal assent in 2007 with a series of deadlines for implementation beginning with it's assent in 2007 through to dates in 2009.
The Local Government Act contains many changes for local authorities to implement but the key elements within the context of PB are:
* Local Strategic Partnerships
* Local Area Agreements
Baltimore Green Currency Association
Local Money, Making Change
Local currency, also called complimentary currency, is money that is designed to be used within a community, town, or city. Dollars are universal, but they don’t have the same power that local currencies have, to promote and grow a local economy, in ways that benefit the people and not banks. The BNote is Baltimore's growing local currency. As of Friday August 19th, over 13,200 BNotes are in circulation across the city of Baltimore.
As we prepare for a new generation of large-scale transit investments, progressive policy efforts need to be aligned to advance determined by real needs and actual use, keeping in mind the following guidelines:
Reduce the toxic overload at fence-line communities
Promote renewable energy, saving lives and saving money.
Build the infrastructure to ensure just transportation.
Seek to create sustainable communities that are walkable, denser, transit-friendly ‚Äì not built on the automobile ‚Äì to provide more efficient, affordable, clean transportation.
A number of organizations representing a diverse group of Los Angeles public transportation patrons successfully brought suit against the Los Angeles MTA, charging them with violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits government agencies that receive any federal funds from distributing them in a discriminatory manner. The plaintiffs charged that MTA fostered a separate and unequal public transit system for riders of color.
Secure regional and national support for public research programs that make locally adapted seeds and breeds available publicly rather than captured within or protected through Intellectual Property Regimes (IPRs).
Some forms of farmland protection include conservation easements, green space laws, transfer of development rights, or even prioritizing soil fertility and productivity in local permitting decisions where less fertile soil would be prioritized for commercial or residential use. In the United States, national policies and programs can be very important for community-based food systems:
Transportation options should permit better access to full-line grocery stores in both urban and rural settings. Food access in rural areas is now almost fully dependent upon having a car or access to one to find ways to grocery stores or farmers‚Äô markets that carry a broad array of foods.