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GreenPRO Index Page

Listing of all current GreenPRO categories


Affordable Housing

See "Housing"


  1. Model Resolution for a City to Join Sweatfree Consortium
  2. AFSCME Resolution Opposing Sweatshops
  3. Albany County, NY Resolution Against Child Labor and Sweatshops
  4. Allegheny County, PA Sweatshop Ordinance
  5. Austin, TX Anti-Sweatshop Ordinance
  6. Brookline, MA Anti-Sweatshop Resolution
  7. Columbia Univ., NY Affiliation with the Fair Labor Association
  8. Broome County, NY Resolution Against Child Labor and Sweatshops
  9. James Madison Univ., VA Student Sweatshop Labor Bill of Opinion
  10. Los Angeles, CA Anti-Sweatshop Ordinance
  11. Madison, WI Anti-Sweatshop Apparel Procurement Policy
  12. North Olmstead, OH Resolution Concerning Sweatshops
  13. Olympia, WA Purchase of Clothing and Footwear from Responsible and Ethical Contractors
  14. Pittsburgh, PA Authorizing a Full Audit of Compliance with Anti-Sweatshop Ordinance
  15. Pittsburgh, PA Proclamation Toward the Elimination of Sweatshops
  16. Portland, OR Sweatshop Free Procurement Policy
  17. San Francisco, CA Sweatfree Contracting
  18. Suffolk County, NY Requiring Full Disclosure on Working Conditions


Business Regulations

Big-Box Retail

Resource link: New Rules Project

  1. Albuquerque, NM "Big-Box" Regulations
  2. Archuleta County, CO Big Box Draft Ordinance
  3. Austin, TX "Big Box" Regulations
  4. Bozeman, MT "Big Box" Regulations
  5. Chicago, IL Big Box Living Wage and Benefits
  6. Greenville County, SC Conditions for "Big Box Retail" Uses
  7. Inglewood, CA WalMart Loses Initiative
  8. Kansas City, MO Size Restrictions for Retail Stores
  9. Nashville, TN Resolution to Require Big Box Retailers to Pay Prevailing Wages
  10. Oakland, CA Zoning Caps Superstores
  11. Turlock, CA Regulation Regarding Large-scale Retail Stores
Formula Businesses
  1. Benicia, CA Regulation of Formula Businesses
  2. Duck, NC Amending Zoning Ordinance in Regards to Formula Businesses
  3. Ojai, CA Regulation of Formula Business Establishments
  4. Port Townsend, WA Defining and Regulating Formula Retail Establishments

"Buy Green" Policy

  1. Model Environmentally Preferable Products Policy from King County, WA
  2. Model Waste Wise Purchasing Policy
  3. Berkeley, CA Unified School District Green Procurement and Sustainable Procedures Policy
  4. Boulder, CO Environmental Purchasing Policy
  5. Duke University, NC Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guidelines
  6. Durango, CO Environmental Purchasing Policy
  7. King County, WA Environmental Purchasing Policy
  8. Lawrence, KS Environmental Procurement Policy
  9. London (England) Fire Brigade Green Procurement Policy
  10. Morro Bay, CA Recycled Product Purchasing Policies
  11. Nevada County, CA Green Procurement and Sustainable Practices Policy
  12. New York, NY Mandating the Purchase of Recycled Plastic Lumber
  13. Oberlin College, OH Green Purchasing Policy
  14. Pinoleville Pomo Nation (CA) Green Procurement Policy
  15. Sacramento County, CA Environmental Purchasing Policy
  16. Salt Lake City, UT Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy
  17. San Diego, CA Energy Efficient Purchasing Policy
  18. San Jose, CA Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy
  19. Santa Clarita, CA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy
  20. University of Buffalo, NY Environmentally Sound Products Procurement Policy
  21. The University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Green Procurement Policy
  22. Ventura County, CA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy


Capital Punishment

  1. Carrboro, NC Resolution Calling for a Moratorium on Executions
  2. Davidson County, TN Resolution Regarding a Moratorium on Capital Punishment
  3. Marin County, CA Resolution Regarding a Moratorium on the Death Penalty
  4. Tompkins County, NY Resolution Calling for Abolition of the Death Penalty

Civil Rights

Resource link: Bill of Rights Defense Committee

  1. Model Resolution to Protect Civil Liberties
  2. Ashland, OR Resolution to Protect Civil Liberties
  3. Austin, TX Commitment to the Protection of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  4. Avondale, AZ Affirming the Principles of Civil Liberties
  5. Boulder, CO Prohibition of Discrimination
  6. Davis, CA Opposition to the USA Patriot Act
  7. El Paso, TX Disability Anti-Discrimination
  8. Kansas City, MO Civil Rights
  9. Madison, WI Disability Non-Discrimination
  10. Nashville, TN Disability
  11. New York, NY Affirming Support for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  12. Oakland, CA Opposition to the USA Patriot Act and Related Executive Orders
  13. Olney, TX Anti-Racial Profiling Policy
  14. Olympia, WA Protecting Civil Liberties
  15. Orange County, NC Civil Rights
  16. Pasadena, CA Opposing Certain Aspects of the USA Patriot Act
  17. Pittsburgh, PA Expressing Concerns with Some Aspects of the US Patriot Act
  18. Porterville, CA Upholding Civil Liberties
  19. Portland, OR Addressing Racial Profiling
  20. Portland, OR Civil Rights
  21. San Francisco, CA Small Business and Non-Discrimination Contracting
  22. Sheboyagan, WI Disability
  23. University City, MO Commitment to Civil Liberties

Climate Policy

Resource link: ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection project

  1. U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
  2. Annapolis, MD Participation in Climate Protection Campaign
  3. Ashland, OR Resolution on Climate Protection
  4. Aspen, CO Adopts the Canary Initiative
  5. Austin, TX Efforts to Make Austin Leading City in Nation on Climate Change Policies
  6. Calgary, Alberta Climate Change Policy
  7. Cambridge, MA Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone Layer
  8. Cocoa Beach, FL Urging Development of a State Global Warming Action Plan
  9. Colorado Association of Ski Towns Policy Statement Supporting Climate Action
  10. Contra Costa County, CA Resolution on Climate Stabilization Declaration
  11. Davis, CA Resolution Endorsing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
  12. East Lansing, MI Climate Protection Resolution
  13. Edmonds, WA In Support of the Kyoto Protocol on Emissions
  14. Eugene, OR Water and Electric Board Climate Change Policy
  15. Fort Collins, CO Resolution to Join the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign
  16. Hennepin County, MN 2050 Climate Stabilization Goals
  17. Kansas City, MO Resolution on Climate Protection
  18. Lemoore, CA Endorsing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
  19. Lodi, CA Endorsing the CMUA Principles Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
  20. Lowell, MA Passes Energy Resolution Endorsing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
  21. Nashville, TN Joining the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
  22. Native Village of Gakona, AK Urging Congress and the President to Address Climate Change
  23. New Orleans, LA Resolution Urging Nationwide Mobilization of Renewable Energy Resources
  24. New York, NY Climate Protection Act
  25. New York, NY "PLANYC 2030" Climate Change Initiative
  26. Olympia, WA Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  27. Pittsburg, CA Approve Membership in the ICLEI
  28. Pittsburgh, PA In Support of the Safe Climate Act of 2007
  29. Port Townsend, WA Addressing Climate Change/Global Warming
  30. Portland, OR and Multnomah County Global Warming Action Plan
  31. Regina, Saskatchewan Green Ribbon Community Climate Change Advisory Committee
  32. San Diego, CA Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  33. San Mateo County, CA Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions
  34. San Francisco, CA Resolution Urging Nationwide Mobilization of Renewable Energy Resources
  35. Santa Cruz, CA Endorsing the Kyoto Protocol
  36. Santa Monica, CA Addresses Climate Change
  37. Santa Rosa, CA Establishing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets
  38. Seattle, WA Goal of Zero Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  39. Seattle, WA Resolution Supporting Efforts to Curb Global Warming
  40. Silver City, NM Resolution to Implement a Citizens Advisory Committee on Climate Change
  41. Suffolk County, NY Carbon Cap Implementation Advisory Committee
  42. Sun Valley, ID Resolution Endorsing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
  43. Tacoma, WA Resolution on Climate Change and Global Warming
  44. Tompkins County, NY Environmental Management Council Resolution
  45. Yale Univ., CT Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy


  1. Davis, CA Creation of a Telecommunications Commission
  2. Fenton, MI Support for "Wireless Genesee"
  3. Kansas City, MO Black Family Technology Awareness Week
  4. Lafayette, LA Provision of Affordable High-Speed Internet Services for All
  5. Nashville, TN Establishment of a Task Force on Telecommunications Innovation
  6. Nashville, TN Providing Voice Mail for the Homeless
  7. Nashville, TN Recognizing Wireless Safety Week
  8. Oakland, CA Enhancing the Ability of KTOP-TV to Provide Legislative Coverage
  9. San Francisco, CA Support of Non-Discriminatory Access to the Internet
  10. Ulster County, NY Encouraging the Use of "ICE" Telephone Numbers in Cell Phone Phonebooks


See "Land Use"

Corporate Accountability

  1. Arcata, CA Resolution on Corporate Personhood
  2. Belfast Township, PA restrict corporate farming
  3. Berkeley, CA Resolution on Corporate Rights
  4. Humboldt County, CA Measure T
  5. Point Arena, CA Resolution on Corporate Personhood
  6. Porter Township, PA abolish corporate constitutional rights
  7. Rush Township, PA abolish corporate constitutional rights
  8. Southampton Township, PA restricting corporate rights

Culture - Art and Music

  1. Anacortes, WA Establishing an Arts Commission
  2. Chicago, IL Public Art
  3. Durango, CO Establishing a Public Art Commission
  4. Edmonds, WA Actively Coming Together Through the Arts
  5. Inglewood, CA Public Art for New Construction
  6. Kansas City, MO Arts and Cultural Tax Abatement Program
  7. Missoula, MT Establishing a Public Art Program
  8. Nashville, TN Art and Domestic Violence
  9. Oakland, CA Public Art
  10. San Luis Obispo, CA Adding Matching Funds to the City's Public Art Program
  11. Santa Rosa, CA Creation of a Public Art Walk
  12. Syracuse, NY Public Art Ordinance
  13. Woodinville, WA Establishing a Public Art Advisory Committee



See "Civil Rights"



  1. Sample Resolution Against Purchasing World Bank Bonds
  2. Allegheny County, PA Condemning Predatory Lending Practices
  3. Arcata, CA Resolution Supporting the "Tobin Tax"
  4. Bath, ME Municipal Resolution for Tax Reform
  5. Berkeley, CA Calling for an End to Tax Breaks for Millionaires
  6. Berkeley, CA Supporting Debt Cancellation for Impoverished Countries
  7. Euclid, OH In Support of Local Regulation of Predatory Lending
  8. Kansas City, MO Opposing Unscrupulous Lending and Home Improvement Practices
  9. Louisville, CO Declaring Itself a "City of One"
  10. Mifflin County, PA In Support of Tax Fairness
  11. Nashville, TN In Support of Legislation to Outlaw Predatory Lending Practices
  12. Nashville, TN In Support of the Property Tax Freeze Act
  13. Nashville, TN Requesting Grant Funds for Programs to Increase Awareness of Poverty Issues
  14. New York, NY Prohibiting City from Doing Business with Predatory Lenders
  15. Oakland, CA Adopting Procedures for Refunding Certain Utility Taxes to Service Users
  16. Oakland, CA Anti-Predatory Lending Ordinance
  17. Philadelphia, PA Predatory Lending Task Force
  18. Seattle, WA Calling on Federal Reserve to Take Action Against Predatory Lending Practices
  19. Summit County, OH Supporting Fair and Justice Lending Practices of Payday Loan Establishments
  20. Summit County, OH Urging US Congress to Reject Privatization of Social Security
  21. Tucson, AZ Urging US Congress to Reject Privatization of Social Security


  1. Bridgeport, CT Local Scholarship Fund
  2. Cambrian, CA School District Promoting Adequate, Equitable and Stable Special Education Funding
  3. Hammond, IN Scholarship Program
  4. New York, NY Urging an End to the “School to Prison Pipeline"
  5. New York, NY Scholarship Program for City Workers
  6. Northshore School District, WA State Funding of Special Education Services
  7. San Francisco, CA Board of Education In Support of Adequate Education Funding
  8. Santa Monica-Malibu, CA Board of Education Opposing Insufficient Funding in the Governor's Budget

Election System Reform

Campaign Finance
  1. Agoura Hills, CA Campaign Reform
  2. Benicia, CA In Support of Clean Money and Fair Elections
  3. Boulder, CO Public Campaign Financing
  4. Kansas City, MO Limitation on Contributions for Mayor and Council Elections
  5. Kern County, CA Campaign Finance Reform
  6. Nashville, TN In Support of Open and Complete Financial Disclosure
  7. North Bend, WA Public Officials Public Disclosure
  8. Pacific Grove, CA Campaign Finance Regulations
  9. Portland, OR Voluntary Campaign Finance System for Particular City Races
  10. San Francisco, CA Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance
  11. Santa Barbara County, CA Voluntary Campaign Expenditure Ceiling
  12. Santa Cruz, CA Campaign Finance Reform
  13. Tompkins County, NY In Support of Public Financing of Campaigns
  14. Ulster County, NY Clean Money, Clean Election System
Misc. Electoral Reform
  1. Nashville, TN Develop Action Plan in Response to Voter Integrity Study
  2. Santa Rosa, CA Endorsing a Campaign Reform Pledge
Voting Systems
  1. Ann Arbor, MI Preferential Voting for Mayor
  2. Ashland, OR Resolution in Support of IRV
  3. Burlington, VT Instant Runoff Voting for Mayor
  4. Cambridge, MA proportional representation
  5. Davis, CA Instant Runoff Voting for City Council
  6. Ferndale, MI Instant Runoff Voting for Mayor and City Council
  7. Nashville, TN Charter Amendment to Implement the "Instant Runoff" Method
  8. Oakland, CA Instant Runoff Voting for City Offices
  9. Pierce County, WA Instant Runoff Voting
  10. San Francisco, CA Instant Runoff Voting
  11. San Leandro, CA Instant Runoff Voting for Mayor and City Council
  12. Takoma Park, MD Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
  13. Vancouver, WA Authorizing Use of Instant Runoff Voting

Energy Policy

Also check out "Municipal Electricity"

  1. Albuquerque, NM Renewable Energy Initiative
  2. Annapolis, MD Energy Efficiency Task Force Recommendations
  3. Aspen, CO Renewable Energy
  4. Austin Peay State Univ., TN Student Referendum on Campus Renewable Energy
  5. Bainbridge Island, WA Promoting Renewable Energy
  6. Battle Creek, MI Renewable Energy Policy
  7. Benson, MN Establishing a Renewable Energy Center
  8. Berkeley, CA Designation as Automatic Aggregator of Electricity
  9. Berkeley, CA Renewable Energy
  10. Boulder, CO Citizens Pass First Carbon Tax in Nation
  11. California Communities Stringent Green Building Policies
  12. Chicago, IL Energy Plan
  13. Columbia, SC Promoting the Use of Fuel Cells
  14. Fairbanks, AK Urging Development of Hydrogen Fuel
  15. Hereford, TX Supporting Designation of Competitive Renewable Energy Zones in the Texas Panhandle
  16. Hudson Valley Community College, NY Methane/Natural Gas Cogeneration Facility
  17. Los Angeles, CA Dept of Water and Power Rooftop Solar Incentive
  18. Middleton, CT Support for Connecticut "Clean Energy Community" Program
  19. Mill Valley, CA Fee Waivers for Solar Energy Systems
  20. Nederland, CO Implementation of Energy Goals
  21. Newark, DE Increasing the City's Purchases of Renewable Energy
  22. Portland, OR Implementation of Recommendations from the Peak Oil Task Force
  23. Richmond, CA In Support of Solar Energy
  24. Sacramento, CA to buy Solar Energy from Customers
  25. San Diego, CA Regional Energy Plan
  26. San Francisco, CA Energy Independence Initiative
  27. San Francisco, CA Renewable Energy Initiative
  28. Suffolk County, NY Purchasing Power from Renewable Sources
  29. Tompkins County, NY In Support of Wind Energy Project
  30. Ulster County, NY Purchase And Use Of Renewable Wind Energy
  31. Washington, DC Encourages Hybrids and Discourages SUVs


Farm and Food Policies

  1. Model Right to Farm Ordinance from Massachusetts
  2. Ashtabula County, OH Soil And Water Conservation District Farmland Preservation Executive Summary
  3. Bates College, ME Local Food Initiative
  4. Berea College, KY Local Food Initiative
  5. Berkeley, CA School District Organic and Local Food
  6. Berkeley, CA School Board Resolution Against Irradiated Meat
  7. Bernards Township, NJ Farmland Preservation Resolution
  8. Dallas. TX Requires Local Food in Farmer's Markets
  9. Davis, CA Right to Farm & Farmland Preservation Ordinance
  10. Emory University, GA Sustainable Food Initiative
  11. Jefferson County, NY Right to Farm Law
  12. Larimer County, CO Right to Farm Resolution
  13. Livermore, CA Right to Farm Ordinance
  14. Los Angeles, CA School Board Resolution Prohibiting The Use of Irradiated Food
  15. Mt. Pleasant, MI Resolution on Farmland Preservation Program
  16. New York, NY In Support of Fair-Trade Certified Coffee
  17. Oglala Sioux Tribe (SD) Ordinance on the Growing of Industrial Hemp
  18. Seattle, WA Resolution on Strengthening the City's Food System Sustainability and Security
  19. Seattle, WA School Board Policy on “Competitive Foods” (Junk Food)
  20. Walworth County, WI Comprehensive Land Use and Farmland Preservation Ordinance
  21. Washington, DC School Board Resolution Prohibiting the Use of Irradiated Food
  22. Washington Township, MO Farmland Protection


Genetic Engineering

  1. Sample Ordinance Banning Genetically Engineered Food
  2. Sample Ordinance Banning Genetically Modified Crops
  3. Sample Resolution for Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
  4. Amherst, MA Resolution on a Legislative Moratorium on Genetically Engineered Foods & Crops
  5. Arcata, CA Ordinance to Regulate Genetically Engineered Organisms
  6. Boulder, CO Bans Genetically Engineered Crops from City-Owned Land
  7. Brooklin, ME Votes to be GMO-Free Zone
  8. Charlemont, MA Resolution on a Moratorium on Genetically Engineered Crops
  9. Cleveland, OH Resolution Concerning the Labeling of Genetically Manipulated Foods
  10. Mendocino County, CA Bans Genetically Altered Crops and Animals
  11. Minneapolis, MN City Council Passes Strong Anti-GE Pro-Organic Food Resolution
  12. Point Arena, CA Genetically Modified Organisms Ordinance
  13. San Francisco, CA Board Passes Anti-GE Food Resolution
  14. San Luis Obispo County, CA Failed Initiative to Prohibit the Growing of Genetically Engineered Organisms
  15. Santa Cruz, CA Ordinance Establishing a Moratorium on Genetically Engineered Crops
  16. Santa Fe County, NM Declaration of Seed Sovereignty
  17. St. Paul, MN City Council Passes Resolution on Genetically Engineered Food
  18. Sonoma County, CA Ordinance to Prevent Agricultural & Environmental Contamination from Genetically Engineered Organisms
  19. Trinity County, CA Ordinance on Genetically Engineered Organisms

Green Business

  1. Kirkland, WA Green Business Program
  2. Marin County, CA Green Business Program
  3. Orlando, FL Green Business Program
  4. Sacramento County, CA Sustainable Business Program
  5. San Diego County, CA Green Business Program
  6. San Francisco, CA Green Business Program
  7. San Francisco, CA Municipal Code Pertaining to Green Business Program
  8. San Mateo County, CA Green Business Program



  1. Albany County, NY Phase Out of Trans Fat
  2. Berkeley, CA "Stop Cancer Where It Starts"
  3. Burlington, VT In Support of Universal Health Care
  4. Ithaca, NY Health Alliance
  5. King County, WA Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living
  6. Los Angeles, CA School Board Resolution on Obesity Prevention
  7. Montgomery County, MD Board of Health Restriction on Trans Fat Use in Eating and Drinking Establishments
  8. Nashville, TN Declaring Diabetes Day
  9. Nashville, TN Delivery of Services for Minority Individuals Affected and Infected with HIV/AIDS
  10. Nassau County, NY Ordinance Pertaining to Artificial Trans Fats
  11. North Royalton, OH Recognizing World AIDS Day (2007)
  12. Oakland, CA In Support of Universal Health Care
  13. Oakland, CA Recognizing Critical Public Health Crisis with Regards to the AIDS Epidemic
  14. Richmond, CA In Support of Universal Health Care
  15. San Francisco, CA Health Care Accountability
  16. Ulster County, NY In Support of Universal Health Care
  17. Yolo County, CA In Support of Breastfeeding
  18. Yolo County, CA Recognizing World AIDS Day


  1. Ashland, OR Fair Housing
  2. Austin, TX Equal Employment/Fair Housing
  3. Beavercreek, OH Fair Housing
  4. Bellevue, WA Affordable Housing
  5. Bellingham, WA Tax Exemptions For Multi-Family Housing
  6. Bethlehem, PA Fair Housing
  7. Contra Costa County, CA Affordable Housing
  8. Fremont, CA Housing Scholarship Program
  9. Hennepin County, MN Three-Month Moratorium on Foreclosures
  10. Howard County, IN Fair Housing
  11. Kenosha, WI Fair Housing
  12. Kirkland, WA Affordable Housing
  13. Montgomery County, MD Moderately Priced Dwelling Units
  14. Olympia, WA Multi-Family Dwelling Tax Exemption
  15. Port Townsend, WA Development Charge Deferrals for Low-Income Housing
  16. Portland, OR Affordable Housing
  17. Portland, OR Alternative Design Density Overlay Zone
  18. Redmond, WA Affordable Housing
  19. Sacramento County, CA Affordable Housing
  20. San Diego, CA Affordable Housing
  21. San Mateo, CA Below Market Inclusionary Program
  22. Santa Fe, NM Affordable Housing Roundtable
  23. Sarasota, FL Downtown Density Bonus and Attainable Housing Policy
  24. St. Louis, MO Affordable Housing
  25. Silver City, NM Fair Housing
  26. Stevens County, MN Fair Housing
  27. Teton County, WY Affordable Housing
  28. Vancouver, WA Accessory Dwelling Units

Human Rights

  1. Alexandria, VA Human Rights
  2. Arlington County, VA Human Rights
  3. Bozeman, MT Supporting the Diversity of the Community
  4. Champaign, IL Human Rights
  5. Columbus, IN Human Rights and Discrimination
  6. Cook County, IL Human Rights
  7. Des Moines, IA Human Rights
  8. Indianapolis, IN Human Relations and Equal Opportunity
  9. Laramie, WY Bias Crime Reporting
  10. Michigan City, IN Human Rights
  11. Nashville, TN In Support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
  12. New York, NY Recognizing Human Trafficking as a Crime
  13. Oakland, CA Resolution on Public Retirement Funds Being Invested In Companies Doing Business with Sudan
  14. Philadelphia, PA Sets Day In Support of Torture Victims
  15. Richland, WA Human Rights
  16. San Francisco, CA Immigrant Rights Commission Promoting an "INS Raid-Free Zone"
  17. Spokane, WA Human Rights
  18. St. Paul, MN Human Rights
  19. Tulsa, OK Human Rights
  20. Urbana, IL Human Rights



  1. Model Resolution for Cities and Counties Calling for the Impeachment Bush and Cheney
  2. Arcata, CA "2006 New Years Resolution" Demands Impeachment or Resignation of Bush and Cheney
  3. Amherst, MA Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney
  4. Carrboro, NC Resolution Calling for the Impeachment of President George W. Bush
  5. Detroit, MI Resolution for Impeachment of Bush and Cheney
  6. Fairfax, CA Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney
  7. Rockingham, VT Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney
  8. Takoma Park, MD Resolution for Impeachment of Bush & Cheney
  9. Ulster County, NY Resolution on Possible Impeachment for High Crimes
  10. West Hollywood, CA Resolution for Impeachment of Bush and Cheney
  11. Woodstock, NY Possible Grounds for Impeachment of Bush and Cheney


Labor Issues

  1. Edmonds, WA Promoting the Use of Apprentices in Public Works Projects
  2. Elk Valley Rancheria Tribal Council, CA Gaming Employment Rights
  3. Itasca, IL Joint Prevailing Wage Resolution
  4. Nashville, TN In Support of the Employee Free Choice Act
  5. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Resolution on the Right of Immigrant Workers to Organize
  6. San Francisco, CA Paid Sick Leave
  7. San Jose, CA Prevailing Wage Policy
  8. Stockbridge-Munsee (WI) Tribal Law on Prevailing Wages

Land Use

  1. Anchorage, AK GardenPlots Policy
  2. Auckland, New Zealand Community Gardens Policy
  3. Austin, TX Smart Growth Initiative
  4. Boise, ID Community Garden Policy
  5. Broward County, FL Beach Glass Project
  6. Camden, United Kingdom Protection of Open Space Designations
  7. Carlsbad, CA Livable Communities
  8. Davis, CA Community Garden Policies
  9. Des Moines, IA Pertaining to Right-of-Way and Community Gardens
  10. Dunn, WI Land Use Planning and Open Space Preservation
  11. Manchester, VT Community Vision
  12. Montgomery County, PA Green Fields/Green Towns Program
  13. Nashville, TN Interim Policy on Community Gardens
  14. Poulsbo, WA Adopts Smart Growth Goals
  15. Saanich, British Columbia Community Gardens Policy
  16. San Francisco, CA Livable Communities
  17. San Francisco Bay Area, CA Smart Growth Strategy/Regional Livability Footprint Project
  18. Seattle, WA Community Gardens Program
  19. Suffolk County, NY Smart Growth Policy Implementation
  20. Vancouver, British Columbia Community Gardens Policy
  21. Washington Township, MO Cluster Housing
  22. Woollahra, Australia Municipal Council Draft on Community Gardens Policy

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender

  1. Gulf Islands School District (Canada) Pro-Active Diversity Policy
  2. Illinois Federation of Teachers Resolution in Support of Civil Marriage
  3. New York, NY In Support of the Uniting American Families Act
  4. Oakland, CA Resolution in Support of Civil Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
  5. Seattle, WA Resolution on Developing Effective Options for Resolving Discrimination in City Employment
  6. Takoma Park, MD Resolution in Support of Same Sex Marriage

Living Wage

See also "Minimum Wage"

  1. Allen Park, MI Living Wage
  2. Alexandria, VA Living Wage
  3. Atlanta, GA Living Wage
  4. Austin, TX Living Wage
  5. Berkeley, CA Living Wage
  6. Bloomington, IN Living Wage
  7. Bozeman, MT Living Wage
  8. Buffalo, NY Living Wage
  9. Cambridge, MA Living Wage
  10. Corvallis, OR Living Wage
  11. Dade County, FL Living Wage
  12. Denver, CO Living Wage
  13. Irvine, CA Living Wage Requirements
  14. Lawrence Township, NJ Council Large Retail Living Wage and Benefits
  15. Lincoln, NE Living Wage
  16. Madison, WI Living Wage
  17. Marin County, CA Living Wage
  18. Minneapolis, MN Living Wage
  19. Oakland, CA Living Wage
  20. Richmond, CA Living Wage
  21. San Diego, CA Living Wage
  22. San Francisco, CA Minimum Compensation Living Wage
  23. San Jose, CA Living Wage Policy
  24. Santa Barbara, CA Living Wage
  25. Santa Cruz, CA Ordinance Pertaining to the Payment of a Living Wage
  26. Santa Fe, NM Living Wage
  27. Santa Monica, CA Living Wage
  28. Suffolk County, NY Living Wage
  29. Washtenaw County, MI Living Wage



  1. Ann Arbor, MI Medicinal Marijuana Initiative
  2. Berkeley, CA Marijuana Ordinance
  3. Breckenridge, CO Medicinal Marijuana Initiative
  4. Burlington, VT Medicinal Marijuana
  5. California City Guidelines for Medicinal Marijuana
  6. Oakland, CA Resolution in Respect of Safe and Affordable Access to Medical Cannabis
  7. Traverse City, MI Marijuana Decriminalization

Minimum Wage

Lots more to see in "Living Wage"

  1. San Francisco, CA Minimum Wage Initiative

Municipal Electricity

  1. Auburn, NY Voters Approve Municipal Power Ownership
  2. Six Iowa Communities Move on Municipal Electricity
  3. Rolfe and Wellman, IA Vote to Approve Municipal Electricity


Nuclear Free

  1. Allegany County, NY in Regards to Labeling of Depleted Uranium Shipments
  2. Arcata, CA Nuclear Weapons Free Zone and Peace Commission
  3. Canada Bay (Australia) Nuclear Free Zone
  4. Davis, CA Resolution To Ban the use of Depleted Uranium
  5. East Windsor, CT Nuclear Free Zone Ordinance
  6. Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association (SD) Resolution Opposing Uranium Mining
  7. Lane County, OR Nuclear Free Zone
  8. Las Vegas, NV Prohibition Against the Transport of High-Level Nuclear Waste
  9. Missoula County, MT Nuclear Free Zone
  10. Olympia, WA Resolution Calling for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  11. Santa Cruz, CA Nuclear Free Zone
  12. Subiaco (Australia) Nuclear Free Zone
  13. Takoma Park, MD Nuclear Free Zone Act
  14. The Dalles, OR Nuclear Free Zone Ordinance


Participatory Governance

  1. Introduction and information on participatory budgeting
  2. Albany, NY Citizens' Police Review Board
  3. Canada: 4 Examples of Participatory Budgeting
  4. King County, WA Enhancing Citizen Participation in County Government
  5. Pittsburgh, PA Citizen Police Review Board
  6. Prince William County, VA Strategic-Based Budget Process
  7. Salt Lake City, UT Police Civilian Review Board
  8. San Diego County, CA Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board
  9. Seattle, WA Neighborhood Matching Fund Program
  10. Tucson, AZ Citizen Police Advisory Review Board

Peace and Nonviolence

  1. Kalamazoo, MI In Support of the U.S. Department of Peace Legislation
  2. Kansas City, MO Honoring the Hip Hop Community for Their Efforts to Stop Violence
  3. San Jose, CA In Support of a Federal Department of Peace and Nonviolence
Peace Initiatives

Resource link: Cities for Peace

  1. AFSCME Local 2627 Anti-war Resolution
  2. AFSCME Local 1000 Troop Withdrawal
  3. AFSCME Local 2083 Resolution for Bush to Step Down or be Impeached
  4. Alameda, CA Iraq Resolution
  5. Arcata, CA Resolution
  6. Baltimore, MD Resolution
  7. Berkeley, CA Peace and Justice Commission on Becoming a Sanctuary for Conscientious Objectors
  8. Berkeley, CA Resolution
  9. Binghamton, NY Bring the Troops Home
  10. Chicago, IL Resolution
  11. Corvallis, OR Bring the Troops Home
  12. Davis, CA Resolution
  13. Evanston, IL Resoltion
  14. Fairbanks, AK Resolution Calling on Rumsfeld to Resign
  15. Fairfax, CA Opposes Iraq War
  16. Gary, IN Urges Immediate Troop Withdrawal
  17. Landsdowne, PA Bring the Troops Home
  18. Los Angeles, CA Against Iraq War
  19. Maplewood, NJ Bring the Troops Home
  20. Massachusetts 130 Townships Call for Troop Withdrawal
  21. Missoula, MT Referendum Sent to Voters on War in Iraq
  22. Oakland, CA Resolution Against the War
  23. Oakland, CA Resolution Opposing War with Iran
  24. Philadelphia, PA Bring the Troops Home
  25. Port Townsend, WA Bring the Troops Home
  26. Portland, OR Bring the Troops Home
  27. Sacramento, CA Calls for Withdrawal from Iraq
  28. San Francisco Unified School District, CA Military Counter Recruitment
  29. San Francisco, CA Resolution
  30. Santa Barbara, CA Resolution Against the War
  31. Santa Cruz, CA Calls to Withdraw Calif National Guard
  32. Santa Monica, CA Resolution Against a Preemptive Military Strike
  33. South Charleston, WV for Immediate Withdrawal
  34. United Autoworkers Local 393 Cut Off Funding for the Iraq War
  35. Vermont Iraq War Resolutions in 50 Towns
  36. Wisconsin Iraq withdrawal initiatives

Procurement Policies

See "Buy Green" Policy



Food Packaging
  1. Berkeley, CA Polystyrene Foam, Degradable and Recyclable Food Packaging
  2. Freeport, ME Styrofoam
  3. Malibu, CA Polystyrene
  4. Oakland, CA Green Food Packaging
  5. Santa Cruz County, CA Polystyrene
  6. Santa Monica, CA Bans Non-Recyclable Plastic Disposable Food Containers
  7. Sonoma County, CA Polystyrene Ordinance
  8. St. Paul, MN Plastic Packaging
General Recycling
  1. Alamance County, NC Recycling
  2. Alexandria, VA Recycling
  3. Belgrade, ME Recycling
  4. Berkeley, CA Prohibition on Recyclable Poaching
  5. Buffalo, NY Recycling
  6. Burrville, RI Recycling
  7. Collier County, FL Recycling
  8. Contra Costa County, CA Recycling
  9. Cottage Grove, WI Recycling
  10. Douglas County, WI Recycling
  11. Durham, NC Recycling
  12. Grafton, WI Recycling
  13. Honolulu, HI Recycling
  14. Lisbon, ME Recycling
  15. Litchfield, ME Recycling
  16. McHenry County, IL Recycling
  17. Meredith, NH Recycling
  18. Monroe County, NY Recycling
  19. Oakland, CA Excess Litter Fee
  20. Pittsfield, WI Recycling
  21. Portland, OR Recycling
  22. Presque Isle, WI Recycling
  23. Rusk County, WI Recycling
  24. St Croix County, WI Recycling
  25. (Central) VT recycling
  26. Verona, WI Recycling
  27. Wayne County, NC Recycling
  28. York, NY Recycling
Zero Waste
  1. Model Zero Waste Resolution
  2. Apple Valley, CA Zero Waste Long-Term Goal
  3. Berkeley, CA Solid Waste Management Commission Becomes Zero Waste Commission
  4. Boulder, CO Declaring a Zero Waste Community
  5. Carrboro, NC Creation of a Zero Waste Plan
  6. Fairfax, CA Adoption of Zero Waste as a Goal
  7. Oakland, CA Zero Waste Strategic Plan
  8. San Francisco, CA Commission on the Environment Zero Waste Goal
  9. Santa Cruz, CA Encouraging a Zero Waste Long-Term Goal
  10. Seattle, WA Zero Waste Goals


Smart Growth

See "Land Use"

(Public) Smoking

  1. Model Ordinance Eliminating Smoking in All Workplaces and Public Places
  2. Anchorage, AK Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places Ordinance
  3. Charleston, SC Smoke-Free Ordinance
  4. Hennepin County, MN Smoke-Free Ordinance
  5. Laramie, WY Smoking in Public Places
  6. Louisville, KY Smoke Free Ordinance
  7. Ramsey County, MN Smoke-Free Restaurant Ordinance
  8. Santa Fe, NM Smoke Free Ordinance
  9. Vanderburgh County, IN Smoke Free Ordinance

Sustainability Policies

Buildings & Design
  1. Alameda County, CA County Buildings must be LEED Certified
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers - The Role of the Civil Engineer in Sustainable Development
  3. Arlington, MA Requires Silver LEED Rating for All New Construction and Renovations
  4. Atlanta, GA LEED Building Design
  5. Austin, TX Zero Energy Capable Homes
  6. Lafayette, CO Strategies to Modify Building Energy Code Elements
  7. New York, NY LEED Building Design
  8. San Diego, CA Sustainable Building Policy
  9. San Mateo County, CA Sustainable Building Policy
  10. Santa Rosa, CA Creation of a Green Building Policy - Council Advisory Committee
  1. Austin, TX Sustainable Communities Initiative
  2. Burlington, VT Sustainability
  3. Chattanooga, TN Sustainability Plan
  4. Londonderry, NH Eco-Industrial Park
  5. Martin County, FL Vision for Sustainability
  6. Mercer Island, WA Creation of a City-Wide Carbon Footprint
  7. Minnesota Sustainable Development Initiative
  8. New Pattonsburg, MO Charter of Sustainability
  9. Olympia, WA Sustainable City Initiative
  10. Oregon Solutions for a Sustainable Future
  11. Santa Monica, CA Sustainable City Program
  12. Steele County, Minn -- Green Source 2020
  13. Tucson, AZ "Livable Tucson"
  14. Vancouver, British Columbia Livable Region Strategic Plan


Toxic Pollution

  1. Model Ordinance for Fertilizer Application
  2. Model Ordinance for Reducing Air Pollution By Regulating Woodburning Appliances
  3. Albany County, NY “Pesticide Sunset”
  4. Ann Arbor, MI Mercury Thermometer Ban
  5. Ashland, OR Limiting the Use of Pesticides in the City
  6. Berkeley, CA Actions to Eliminate Anthropogenic Sources of Dioxin Pollution
  7. Borough of Brielle, NJ Support for the Clean Ocean Zone
  8. Carrboro, NC Least Toxic Integrated Pest Management Policy
  9. Duluth, MN Mercury Thermometer Ban
  10. Emery United School District, CA Resolution for Healthy, Environmentally Sound Schools
  11. King County, WA Clean-Up of Toxic Waste
  12. Marin County, CA Elimination of Dioxin Emissions
  13. Multnomah County, OR Development of a Toxics Reduction Strategy
  14. Sacramento, CA Wood Stove and Wood Fireplace Change Out Incentive Program
  15. San Anselmo, CA Integrated Pest Management Program
  16. San Francisco, CA Ban on Clopyralid and other Pesticides that are Persistent in Compost
  17. San Francisco, CA Mercury Thermometer Ban
  18. Sarasota County, FL Integrated Pest Management Practices
  19. Seattle, WA Plan Reduction of Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals
  20. Vilas County, WI Support of Ban on Fishing Tackle Containing Lead


  1. Model Action Plan for Bicycle Friendly Communities
  2. Model No-Idling Resolution
  3. Model Local Billboard Prohibition Ordinance
  4. Model Ordinance Promoting the Use of Electric-Assisted Bikes and Scooters
  5. Black River Falls, WI Regulation of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles
  6. Carrboro, NC Resolution Regarding Bicycle Friendly Communities
  7. Davis, CA Resolution Regarding a Bicycle Advisory Commission
  8. Lake Mills, WI Authorizing Operation of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles
  9. Las Cruces, NM Resolution on Bicycle Parking Design Standards
  10. Lemoore, CA Resolution to Adopt Regional Bicycle Plan
  11. Long Beach, CA Reduction of Railroad Yard Diesel Emissions
  12. Maricopa County, AZ Vehicle Idling Restriction Ordinance
  13. Nashville and Davidson County, TN Resolution on Regulation of Sidewalk Obstructions
  14. New York City, NY Purchasing Clean Vehicles
  15. New York City, NY Reduce Diesel Emissions
  16. New York City, NY Pollution from Buses
  17. Oakland, CA Establishing "Green Fleet" Policies and Procedures
  18. Olympia, WA Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  19. Olympia, WA Low Emission Standards for Washington State
  20. Overland Park, KS Resolution to Facilitate Bicycle Usage
  21. Pittsburgh, PA Declaring "Car Free Day"
  22. Portland, OR Bicycle Master Plan
  23. Rockland County, NY Ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and best available retrofit technology act
  24. San Francisco, CA Clean Ferry Resolution
  25. San Francisco, CA Resolution for an Alternative Fuels Bus Program
  26. Santa Rosa, CA Support for Cleaner Burning Alternative Fuels
  27. Santa Rosa, CA Supporting the Use of "ZAP" Electric Bikes and Scooters
  28. Seattle, WA Clean Green Fleets Action Plan
  29. Wilsonville, OR Resolution Regarding Funding of a Shared Bicycle and Pedestrian Path



  1. Austin, TX Watershed Protections
  2. Cambridge, MA Resolution on Watershed Protection
  3. Fairfax, CA Resolution to Protect Stream Conservation Areas
  4. Grand Junction, CO Watershed Protection Ordinance
  5. Ocean County, NJ Dune Protection


  1. Model Ordinance Pertaining to a Prohibition to Feeding Wild Animals
  2. Ashland, OR Support of the Endangered Species Act
  3. Aspen, CO Wildlife Protection
  4. Chicago, IL Invasive Species Ordinance
  5. Colorado County Prairie Dog Protection
  6. Davies, FL Clearing of Potential Wildlife Habitat
  7. Hillsboro Beach, FL Sea Turtle Lighting Ordinance
  8. Jefferson County, NY Urging Control of Aquatic Invasive Species
  9. Lee County, FL Sea Turtle Protection Ordinance
  10. Pitkin County, CO Wildlife Protection
  11. San Juan County, WA Killer Whale Protection Ordinance
  12. Skamania County, WA Fish and Wildlife Protection
  13. Vigan City (Philippines) Establishing a Marine Turtle Hatchery

Women's Rights

  1. Bainbridge Island, WA In Support of the Violence Against Women Act
  2. Broward County, FL Commission on the Status of Women
  3. Cook County, IL Resolution Supporting Ratification by the U.S. of CEDAW
  4. Humboldt County, CA Commission on the Status of Women
  5. Mercer County, PA Establishing a Commission for Women
  6. Oakland, CA Resolution in Support of CEDAW
  7. Philadelphia, PA Pro-Choice City Status
  8. Santa Cruz County, CA Resolution Supporting Ratification by the U.S. of CEDAW
  9. Somerville, MA Women's Commission



  1. Austin, TX City Employee Mentoring/Tutoring Program
  2. Indianapolis, IN After School Projects
  3. Janesville, WI Summer Camp Scholarship Program
  4. Janesville, WI Youth in Government Program
  5. Kitsap County, WA Declaring Youth Mentoring Month
  6. Louisville, KY Summer Camp Scholarships
  7. San Jose, CA After School Programs
  8. Woodinville, WA Establishing a Recreation Scholarship Fund


Other Websites with Comprehensive Policy Lists

  1. Acorn Living Wage Webpage
  2. California Secondhand Smoke Policy Database
  3. Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Ordinance Page
  4. Community Wealth
  5. ImpeachPAC -- Local Resolutions of Impeachment of Bush/Cheney
  6. Living Wage Resource Center
  7. Model Ordinances to Protect Local Resources
  8. MRSC - Regulation of Large Retail (Big Box) Establishments
  9. National Civic League - Local Campaign Finance Reform
  10. National League of Cities: City Practices
  11. New Rules
  12. Post Carbon Cities: Peak Oil Responses
  13. Recycling for Building Contractors
  14. Smart Communities Network
  15. Smart Growth Policy Database
  16. Strategic Alliance Local Policy Database -- Policies that Encourage Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
  17. Wal*Mart Watch
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