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Broward County, Florida

Broward County is a diverse, vibrant, urban community with parks, beaches, and green space. Broward has something for everyone. Positioned at the center of Southeast Florida, we are environmentally and economically sustainable and a gateway to the international marketplace. Broward County is a regional body working together with government partners and stakeholders to achieve common goals. We are home to innovation and a great place to live, work, play, and visit. For more information, visit http://www.broward.org/GoGreen/GreenGovernment/Pages/StarCommunity.aspx

Broward County joined the STAR network as a Pilot Community in November 2012. As a Pilot, the community greatly helped to improve STAR through a year-long testing and evaluation period of the STAR Community Rating System and its associated tools and products. In February 2014, Broward County became the first county government in the United States to achieve a Certified 4-STAR Community Rating.

Level of Achievement
4-STAR Community
Date of Certification
02/11/2014
Population
1,748,066
Elected Official
Mayor Barbara Sharief
Contact
Jill Horwitz

Report

Built Environment 67.4 / 100
BE-1: Ambient Noise & Light 4.1 / 5
Outcomes 1.4 / 5

Noise

Option A: Demonstrate that daytime ambient noise levels do not exceed 70 dBa in commercial areas

OR

Option B: Show progress toward locally identified key ambient noise targets

Full Credit

Light in the Community

Show progress toward locally identified key light targets for light glare and/or light trespass

No Credit

Light in the Night Sky

Achieve a sky glow at or below 4 in the Bortle Dark-Sky Scale where the Milky Way is still visible in residential areas

No Credit
Actions 2.7 / 5

Local Action 1
Adopt a community noise policy, ordinance, or regulations as needed based upon a local assessment

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt a community light policy, ordinance, or regulations as needed based upon a local assessment

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Educate the public about standards, effects of excessive exposure, and mitigation techniques for ambient noise or ambient light

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Create partnerships to address sources of noise and/or light pollution not subject to the local authority

No Credit

Local Action 5
Develop a database of noise complaints and noise measurements (e.g. roads, industrial, outdoor music venues) or of light issues and neighborhoods targeted for improvements

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Establish clear lines of authority for enforcement of nuisance noise violations relative to different noise sources

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Enforce noise standards during the permitting, design, and construction of new large-scale developments that can significantly increase ambient noise levels

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Enforce light standards during the permitting, design, and construction of new large-scale developments that can significantly increase ambient light levels

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Establish programs that eliminate existing sources of light pollution coming from municipally-owned entities

No Credit
BE-2: Community Water Systems 15 / 15
Outcomes 7.8 / 15

Drinking Water Quality

Part 1: Demonstrate that the community is not in violation of EPA’s 5% standard for coliform bacteria in water pipes

AND

Part 2:

Option A: Demonstrate that the water supplied to residents is not in violation of EPA standards for turbidity and water pathogens

OR

Option B: Decrease the amount of all regulated contaminants over time

Partial Credit

Secure Water Supply

Part 1: Demonstrate that the height of the water table for subsurface aquifers has been stable or rising

AND

Part 2: Demonstrate that the height of surface waters is within the range to meet expected demand for the next 5 years or is rising

Full Credit

Safe Wastewater Management

Part 1: Demonstrate that all publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) are in compliance with EPA effluent permits

AND

Part 2: Demonstrate that existing industrial dischargers are in compliance with EPA permits

No Credit

Safe Stormwater Management

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit(s) have been obtained prior to discharging stormwater

No Credit
Actions 7.2 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a jurisdiction-wide management plan for both water consumption and disposal that provides a clean and secure water supply for all local uses

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt policies to ensure that the jurisdiction has the authority to enact water conservation measures during periods of drought

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Collaborate with a regional water management group that includes other jurisdictions that share the same water sources

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Establish water quality monitoring and public reporting systems

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Shift towards a full cost pricing system to ensure that users are paying for the true cost of water

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create programs to guarantee the provision of water to low-income residents

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Develop and provide water conservation programs to residents, businesses and agricultural water users in order to help ensure that the community is not depleting its water supply

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Manage and upgrade infrastructure to reduce leaks in the system, eliminate contaminants, and achieve other local conservation goals

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Implement at least 3 innovative water infrastructure and facility programs

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Upgrade and improve stormwater and wastewater treatment facilities to meet current and foreseeable needs

Full Credit

Local Action 11
Engage in restoration projects for critical water bodies that provide usable water for the jurisdiction or stormwater management assistance

Full Credit
BE-3: Compact & Complete Communities 11 / 20
Outcomes 0 / 20

Density, Destinations, and Transit

Demonstrate that each CCC achieves the following thresholds:

Residential Density:

  • Average of at least 12 dwelling units per acre within a ¼-mile walk distance of bus or streetcar stops, and within ½-mile walk distance of bus rapid transit stops, light or heavy rail stations, or ferry terminals
  • Average of at least 7 dwelling units per acre within the rest of the CCC boundary

Employment Density: At least 25 jobs per acre

Diverse Uses: At least 7 diverse uses present

Transit Availability: At least 60 weekday trips and 40 weekend trips

No Credit

Walkability

Demonstrate that each CCC achieves the following thresholds:

  • 90% of roadways contain sidewalks on both sides
  • 100% of crosswalks are ADA accessible
  • 60% of block faces contain street trees at no more than 40 feet intervals
  • 70% of roadways are designed for a travel speed of no more than 25 mph
  • Minimum intersection density of 90 intersections per square mile
No Credit

Design

Demonstrate that each CCC achieves the following thresholds:

  • 80% of front building setbacks along primarily single-family residential blocks are not more than 25 feet from the property line
  • 80% of front building setbacks along primarily commercial blocks are not more than 10 feet from the property line
  • 40% of primarily commercial blocks have ground floor street frontages free from blank walls and loading docks, and do not have structured or surface parking as the principal land use along the street
No Credit

Affordable Housing

Demonstrate that each CCC achieves the following thresholds:

  • 10% of total residential units are affordable
  • 10% of residential units built or substantially rehabilitated within the last 3 years are dedicated as subsidized affordable housing
  • Some of the dedicated long-term affordable housing are deeply subsidized or deeply affordable for very- and extremely low income households
No Credit
Actions 11 / 20

Local Action 1
Demonstrate that the comprehensive plan supports compact, mixed-use development

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Identify areas appropriate for compact, mixed-use development on the community's official future land use map

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt regulatory strategies that permit or incentivize increased residential and employment densities and diverse uses in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Require walkability standards for new development that include sidewalks on both sides of roadways, street trees, ADA accessible crosswalks, roadways designed for maximum travel speeds of 25 mph, and maximum block lengths in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Require build-to lines for commercial and residential structures in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development

No Credit

Local Action 6
Adopt advanced parking strategies in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development

No Credit

Local Action 7
Require, incentivize, or subsidize creation of affordable housing in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Establish a design review board, neighborhood commission, or similar appointed citizen body that provides comments on proposed development projects

No Credit

Local Action 9
Implement programs to preserve and maintain existing subsidized and unsubsidized affordable housing in transit-served areas, compact and mixed-use areas, and areas with rapidly-rising housing costs

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Increase the percentage of households with access to transit

Full Credit
BE-4: Housing Affordability 5 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Housing and Transportation Costs

Part 1: Demonstrate that there are at least 80% of Census block groups where a household earning the Area Median Income (AMI) would spend less than 45% on housing and transportation combined

AND

Part 2: Demonstrate that there are at least 60% of Census block groups where a household earning 80% AMI would spend less than 45% on housing and transportation combined

No Credit

Affordable Housing Production

Option A: Achieve targets for creation of new affordable housing identified in a locally-adopted comprehensive housing strategy

OR

Option B: Demonstrate that 10% of residential units built or substantially rehabilitated in the past 3 years in the community’s Compact & Complete Centers (CCCs) are dedicated as subsidized affordable housing

No Credit

Affordable Housing Preservation

Demonstrate no loss of subsidized affordable housing units due to expiring subsidies in the past 3 years

No Credit
Actions 5 / 15

Local Action 1
Develop a comprehensive housing strategy

No Credit

Local Action 2
Analyze transit access and transportation costs for neighborhoods with housing affordable to low- and moderate-income households

No Credit

Local Action 3
When new transit or other major infrastructure investments are planned, analyze the likelihood and extent to which housing costs are anticipated to increase in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods so that appropriate strategies can be developed to preserve and create long-term affordable housing

No Credit

Local Action 4
Use regulatory and design strategies to encourage compatible infill and redevelopment with a mix of housing types in neighborhoods close to employment centers, commercial areas, and where transit or transportation alternatives exist

No Credit

Local Action 5
Require, incentivize, or subsidize creation of affordable housing in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Collaborate with other jurisdictions to address affordable housing and location efficiency needs in the region

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Partner with nonprofit organizations to provide education, counseling, and financial assistance to homebuyers or renters

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Implement programs to preserve and maintain existing subsidized and unsubsidized affordable housing in transit-served areas, compact and mixed-use areas, and areas with rapidly-rising housing costs

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Work with private employers to provide live-near-your-work or employer-assisted housing financial incentives

No Credit
BE-5: Infill & Redevelopment 5.4 / 10
Outcomes 0 / 10

Infill Development

Option A: Increase the percentage of new development in locally-designated infill and redevelopment areas

OR

Option B: Increase the percentage of new development located on infill, previously developed, brownfield, and greyfield sites

No Credit

Existing Infrastructure

Demonstrate that at least 75% of new housing units in the past 3 years utilized existing water and sewer mains and did not require extending or widening public roadways

No Credit
Actions 5.4 / 10

Local Action 1
Develop an inventory of infill, previously developed, brownfield, or greyfield sites of greatest priority and potential for development or redevelopment

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt a policy commitment to limited or no expansion of physical jurisdiction boundaries or extension of urban services

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Use regulatory and design strategies to encourage compatible infill and redevelopment with a mix of housing types in neighborhoods close to employment centers, commercial areas, and where transit or transportation alternatives exist

No Credit

Local Action 4
Educate residents and community groups about the importance of infill and redevelopment, brownfield assessment findings, and design strategies for compatible neighborhood development

No Credit

Local Action 5
Collaborate with state and federal authorities to advance brownfields cleanup

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Establish a program to provide information and assistance to owners, potential buyers, and developers regarding brownfield assessments, redevelopment strategies, and available resources

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Support temporary, creative neighborhood uses for vacant properties and greyfields

No Credit

Local Action 8
Provide financial incentives to encourage infill and redevelopment

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Perform proactive zoning enforcement and vacant lot cleanup or maintenance to improve the attractiveness of a redevelopment or blighted area and to deter crime

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Target local infrastructure improvements to revitalize redevelopment or blighted areas and catalyze private reinvestment

Full Credit
BE-6: Public Spaces 8.9 / 15
Outcomes 1.5 / 15

Acreage

Provide ample parkland based on population density as follows:

  • High: 6.8 acres per 1,000 residents
  • Intermediate-High: 7.3 acres per 1,000 residents
  • Intermediate-Low: 13.5 acres per 1,000 residents
  • Low: 20.3 acres per 1,000 residents
No Credit

Proximity

Demonstrate that housing units in the community are located within a ½-mile walk distance of a public space or park based on population density as follows:

  • High or Intermediate-High: 85%
  • Intermediate-Low or Low: 70%
No Credit

Connectivity

Demonstrate that 90% of households are located within 3 miles of an off-road trail

No Credit

Use and Satisfaction

Option A: Demonstrate that 66% or more of surveyed residents visit a park at least once a year

OR

Option B: Demonstrate that 66% or more of surveyed residents respond favorably regarding the quality of the community’s public space and park system

Full Credit
Actions 7.4 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a parks and/or open space plan that promotes a community-wide network of public spaces that provide recreational, transportation, and environmental benefits

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Conduct a study regarding the economic impact of parks and public spaces on the local economy to understand their contributions to community satisfaction and tourism

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt regulatory strategies or development incentives to create, maintain, and connect parks and public spaces

No Credit

Local Action 4
Adopt design guidelines for new public spaces and improvements to existing facilities to strengthen environmental benefits and provide visitor amenities

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Participate in a local or regional alliance working to improve and expand the community-based or regional park system

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create an advisory board to regularly receive feedback from residents and organizations regarding planning, decision-making, and other issues affecting the quality and availability of parks and public spaces

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Host or partner with a volunteer program to support parks and public space maintenance

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Provide assistance for low-income users to access and use parks and public spaces through subsidy, scholarships, and discounts

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Host programs and events in parks and public spaces that bring the community together and encourage physical activity

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Consistently invest sufficient capital and operational funding to create and maintain parks and public spaces

No Credit
BE-7: Transportation Choices 18 / 20
Outcomes 4.7 / 20

Mode Split

Achieve the following thresholds for journey-to-work trips:

  • Drive alone maximum: 60%
  • Bike + Walk + Transit minimum: 25%
  • Bike + Walk minimum: 5%
No Credit

Transportation Affordability

Show that at least 50% of households in the jurisdiction are estimated to spend less than 15% of income on transportation costs

No Credit

Transportation Safety

Demonstrate that pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities are making incremental progress towards zero fatalities by 2040, compared to a baseline year not predating 2000

Partial Credit
Actions 13.3 / 20

Local Action 1
Adopt a bicycle and/or pedestrian master plan that prioritizes future projects to improve safety and access to non-motorized transportation

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt a complete streets policy that addresses all users, applies to all projects with limited exceptions, and includes specific next steps for implementation

No Credit

Local Action 3
Subdivision and other development regulations require walkability standards that encourage walking and enhance safety

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Local government offers employee incentives to encourage commuting by modes other than single-occupancy vehicles

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Implement at least 2 types of focused enforcement programs to ensure pedestrian, bicycle, and motorist safety

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Increase the percentage of households with access to transit

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Increase the mileage of sidewalks, particularly on arterial or collector roads that connect people with destinations

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Increase the mileage of striped or buffered bicycle lanes, cycle-tracks, parallel off-street paths and/or other dedicated facilities

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Establish or support a community-wide public bike share program

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Construct or retrofit transportation infrastructure to meet standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Full Credit
Climate & Energy 76.9 / 100
CE-1: Climate Adaptation 10.5 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Vulnerability Reduction

Demonstrate a measurable reduction in vulnerability in each of the 4 core areas identified locally (Partial credit available)

No Credit
Actions 10.5 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a climate change adaptation plan

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Require that internal decisions by local government departments use the most current climate science and that staff monitor climate change impacts

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Develop a committee that includes climate scientists, adjacent jurisdictions, regional coalitions, state and federal agencies, and/or non-governmental organizations for the purpose of understanding and addressing shared vulnerabilities

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Create an education and outreach campaign to engage citizens and businesses in climate change vulnerability reduction efforts

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Adopt zoning code, building code, or other legally binding regulations that address future climate change threats

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create or enhance programs and services that specifically help address climate change threats

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Enforce regulations or offer incentives to encourage residents and businesses to shift behaviors to prepare for future climate change impacts

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Improve facilities throughout the community to be better prepared for climate change threats

Full Credit
CE-2: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation 20 / 20
Outcomes 18.7 / 20

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Demonstrate incremental progress towards achieving an 80% reduction by 2050 in community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Partial Credit
Actions 1.3 / 20

Local Action 1
Adopt a climate action plan designed to reduce GHG emissions throughout the jurisdiction

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Require GHG emissions to be considered in broader local government planning processes and decision-making

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Create an education and outreach campaign to engage citizens and businesses in GHG reduction efforts

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Establish a climate change advisory group to engage diverse community stakeholders in identifying and implementing GHG reduction strategies

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Modify local government operations and facilities in order to reduce GHG emissions and serve as a leader in the community

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Adopt energy efficiency regulations for buildings within the jurisdiction

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Create incentives to improve reliance on distributed generation of renewable energy sources

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Implement specific programs and services or create facility upgrades that transition the community towards the use of alternatives modes of transportation and low-emissions vehicles

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Implement specific programs and services or create facility upgrades that reduce waste in the community

Full Credit
CE-3: Greening the Energy Supply 5 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Green Vehicles

Part 1: Demonstrate increased ownership of alternative fuel vehicles by residents over time

AND

Part 2: Demonstrate increased ownership of fuel-efficient vehicles by residents over time

No Credit

Electrical Energy Supply

Demonstrate that the community receives a portion of its overall energy supply from renewable energy sources

No Credit
Actions 5 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a community-wide plan that includes a comprehensive programmatic and policy approach to shift the community towards alternative fuels and renewable energy sources, especially for non-transportation uses

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Create a policy to ensure that the local government's transportation and non-transportation energy supplies increasingly come from renewable and alternative sources

No Credit

Local Action 3
Remove zoning, height, and other regulatory restrictions on the development of small-scale renewable energy installations and alternative fueling systems

No Credit

Local Action 4
Establish partnerships with critical energy providers and consumers to match renewable energy sources with community energy needs

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Adopt a renewable energy or alternative fuel targets for locally owned facilities and vehicles

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create incentive programs to support the development of renewable and alternative fuel infrastructure

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Use a feed-in tariff or other financial mechanisms to increase the mix of renewable energy sources supplied to residents

No Credit

Local Action 8
Run a net-metering program that encourages the development of small scale renewable energy sources

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Work with state and regional partners to electrify truck stops to reduce idling and unnecessary emissions

No Credit

Local Action 10
Install electrical vehicle charging stations

Full Credit

Local Action 11
Build the necessary distribution infrastructure to support further investment in renewable energy sources

No Credit
CE-4: Industrial Sector Resource Efficiency 8.6 / 10
Outcomes 6.5 / 10

Energy Efficiency

Demonstrate incremental progress towards achieving an 80% reduction by 2050 in the energy use of industrial sector operations

Partial Credit

Water Efficiency

Demonstrate incremental progress towards achieving an 80% reduction by 2050 in the water use of industrial sector operations

No Credit
Actions 2.1 / 10

Local Action 1
Adopt a plan designed to improve the resource efficiency of the community's industrial sector

No Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt policies that promote shifts to improved data collection

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt regulations or codes that promote the industrial sector to reduce energy and water use

No Credit

Local Action 4
Partner with organizations to encourage the collection and reporting of energy and water use data from the industrial sector

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Work collaboratively with local industrial sector leaders to set local targets and strategies to reduce energy and water use

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create training and educational opportunities for industrial sector employees to learn about current best practices and techniques for reducing energy and water use

No Credit

Local Action 7
Administer programs that support the industrial sector's transition to less energy and water intensive practices

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Create financial incentives or industry-focused challenges to encourage companies to reduce the intensity of their resource consumption

No Credit

Local Action 9
Develop the necessary infrastructure for industries to transition to less resource intensive practices

Full Credit
CE-5: Resource Efficient Buildings 8.9 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Energy Efficiency

Demonstrate incremental progress towards achieving an 80% reduction by 2050 in the energy use intensity of the community’s building stock

No Credit

Water Efficiency

Demonstrate incremental progress towards achieving an 80% reduction by 2050 in the water use intensity of the community’s building stock

No Credit

Green-Certified Building Stock

Part 1: Increase over time the percentage of non-residential buildings achieving certification in STAR-qualifying energy efficiency and green construction programs

AND

Part 2: Increase over time the percentage of residential units achieving certification in STAR-qualifying energy efficiency and green construction programs

No Credit
Actions 8.9 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a building energy efficiency plan to improve the energy and water efficiency of commercial, residential, and institutional buildings in the community

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt or upgrade building codes to ensure that new and renovated buildings are more water and energy efficient

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt an energy and water use information disclosure ordinance requiring energy and water users to disclose consumption levels

No Credit

Local Action 4
Create an education and outreach campaign or challenge to engage citizens and businesses in energy and water efficiency efforts

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Establish a committee to provide recommendations on policies related to resource efficiency in buildings OR integrate this role into the work of existing committees

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Work with the local utilities to improve energy efficiency programs and increase sub-metering throughout the community

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Train inspectors to enforce water and energy efficiency standards in adopted building codes

No Credit

Local Action 8
Create incentives to encourage the construction of energy and water efficient certified buildings

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Create a program to help homeowners and renters upgrade to more energy and water efficient homes

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Renovate local government buildings to improve energy and water use efficiency

Full Credit
CE-6: Resource Efficient Public Infrastructure 9.1 / 10
Outcomes 6.3 / 10

Energy Efficiency

Demonstrate incremental progress towards achieving an 80% reduction by 2050 in energy use by selected public infrastructure [Partial credit available]

Partial Credit

Water Efficiency

Demonstrate incremental progress towards achieving an 80% reduction by 2050 in water use by selected public infrastructure [Partial credit available]

Partial Credit
Actions 2.8 / 10

Local Action 1
Develop targeted strategies to improve the resource efficiency of public infrastructure systems

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Require public infrastructure managers to consider thorough energy and water consumption implications when designing and installing new infrastructure components

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt codes or design standards for new public infrastructure that will increase energy and water efficiency

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Partner with state or regional entities that own or operate infrastructure within the jurisdiction to develop strategies to reduce energy and water usage

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Engage public works and infrastructure managers in voluntary GHG reporting

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Develop training programs for infrastructure operators on energy and water efficiency techniques

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Make specific upgrades to infrastructure systems that will increase energy and water efficiency

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Increase sub-metering from specific infrastructure systems to collect better information on energy and water use

No Credit
CE-7: Waste Minimization 14.9 / 15
Outcomes 14 / 15

Total Solid Waste

Demonstrate incremental progress towards achieving a 100% reduction by 2050 in total solid waste generated within the jurisdiction that is disposed of via landfill or incinerator

Partial Credit
Actions 0.9 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a waste management plan that identifies the community's greatest sources of waste, sets formal waste reduction targets and establishes actions to help reach the community's waste reduction aims

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt specific product bans that will significantly advance progress towards waste reduction goals

No Credit

Local Action 3
Create a public education campaign or a focused outreach effort to inform residents and businesses of their roles in achieving waste reduction targets

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Develop or participate in a regional coalition that enhances the community's ability to address waste management targets

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Implement incentives or enforce regulations ensuring that residents and businesses are working toward community waste reduction targets

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Provide services to enable residents and businesses to recycle and reduce their waste footprint

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Collaboratively create and run at least 2 targeted recycling programs at key locations throughout the community

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Operate at least 2 specific waste management programs for critical waste stream types found in the community, such as: organic waste, hazardous waste, electronic waste, and construction / demolition waste

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Create a waste-to-energy conversion system for the community

Full Credit
Economy & Jobs 64.4 / 100
EJ-1: Business Retention & Development 18.4 / 20
Outcomes 13.3 / 20

Businesses

Option A: Demonstrate an increased number of business establishments in the county over time

OR

Option B: Demonstrate an increased number of business establishments in the municipality over time

Full Credit

Annual Sales

Demonstrate an increase in annual sales from businesses located in the jurisdiction over time

Full Credit

Employment

Part 1: Demonstrate an increase in the percentage of residents employed over time

AND

Part 2: Demonstrate a decrease in the unemployment rate of residents over time

No Credit
Actions 5.1 / 20

Local Action 1
Negotiate project labor agreements, community benefit agreements, and local hiring agreements

No Credit

Local Action 2
Formally engage with the business community on a regular basis to improve conditions and address specific needs

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Appoint an advisory body to provide recommendations and represent the business community in local decision-making

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Engage in regional coordination with other governmental, public, private, and non-governmental entities to attract and retain businesses in the region

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Utilize tax incentives to retain or expand businesses, including property tax abatement, local sales tax rebates, and/or tax increment financing (TIF)

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Provide direct financial assistance to businesses in the form of municipal bonds, grants, or loans

No Credit

Local Action 7
Support business development activities in special investment zones, such as Business Improvement Districts, Enterprise Zones, or other similar districts

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Provide direct services and trainings tailored to the needs of the business community

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Provide focused support, resources, and services to young entrepreneurial companies through business incubators

Full Credit
EJ-2: Green Market Development 9.8 / 15
Outcomes 2.6 / 15

Community Resource Efficiency

Demonstrate decreased greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity over time

Full Credit

Green-Certified Building Stock

Part 1: Increase over time the percentage of non-residential buildings achieving certification in STAR-qualifying energy efficiency and green construction programs

AND

Part 2: Increase over time the percentage of residential units achieving certification in STAR-qualifying energy efficiency and green construction programs

No Credit

Renewable Energy Use

Demonstrate an increased number of renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased by residents annually

No Credit

Green Vehicles

Part 1: Demonstrate increased ownership of alternative fuel vehicles by residents over time

AND

Part 2: Demonstrate increased ownership of fuel-efficient vehicles by residents over time

No Credit
Actions 7.2 / 15

Local Action 1
Amend existing local economic policies and strategies to increase market demand for green products and services

No Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt policies and regulations that increase overall market demand for green buildings and associated materials, renewable energy products and infrastructure, and recyclable products

No Credit

Local Action 3
Review and amend zoning regulations to remove barriers or provide flexibility for green businesses

No Credit

Local Action 4
Create a green purchase policy to ensure that the local government's transportation and non-transportation energy supply increasingly comes from renewable and alternative sources

No Credit

Local Action 5
Partner with other local governments, community groups, and private entities in the region to articulate an overarching sustainable economic development strategy and work collaboratively to increase demand for green products and services

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create educational materials to define the larger vision of economic sustainability as one that proactively fosters green businesses, green jobs, and green practices

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Create an environmentally preferable purchasing program for local government procurement of safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible products

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Create programs to help businesses transition to new green practices

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Implement a green business promotion program

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Install electrical vehicle charging stations

Full Credit
EJ-3: Local Economy 12.1 / 15
Outcomes 10.5 / 15

Community Self-Reliance

Demonstrate that 50% of import sectors have increasing location quotients over the past 3 years

Full Credit

Local Financial Institution Deposits

Increase the total funds deposited in locally-owned and operated financial institutions over time

Full Credit
Actions 1.6 / 15

Local Action 1
Conduct an assessment of local economic conditions, including economic leakage and targeted sectors for future investment

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt an economic localization plan to increase local production for local consumption and export

No Credit

Local Action 3
Promote purchasing preferences for locally-produced goods and services in anchor institutions, including the local government

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Create or support promotional campaigns to bank locally, buy locally, or buy from small and independent businesses and retailers

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Provide incentives for businesses that use materials produced within the region and sell their products within the region

No Credit

Local Action 6
Provide support services to targeted sectors to strengthen value chain infrastructure and develop market channels

No Credit

Local Action 7
Connect entrepreneurs and business owners with lenders and investors to facilitate investment in the local economy

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Support import substitution strategies that positively impact key sectors of the local economy

No Credit
EJ-4: Quality Jobs & Living Wages 5.5 / 20
Outcomes 0 / 20

Median Household Income

Increase real median household income over time

No Credit

Living Wages

Demonstrate that 90% of median household incomes in the jurisdiction meet or exceed the living wage standard

No Credit
Actions 5.5 / 20

Local Action 1
Enact a living wage policy for local government employees and contractors

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Enact family-friendly workplace policies for all local government employees that include at least 2 of the following benefits: paid sick days, family leave, flexible scheduling, job sharing, and easily available childcare

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Require that local government contractors provide at least 2 of the following benefits to their employees: family leave, flexible scheduling, job sharing, and easily accessible childcare

No Credit

Local Action 4
Align local economic development policy strategies with workforce development programs

No Credit

Local Action 5
Support living wage campaigns in the community

No Credit

Local Action 6
Support a Best Places to Work campaign to recognize local businesses that support employees and their families

No Credit

Local Action 7
Maintain collective bargaining relationships with public employee labor organizations that represent local government workers

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Provide training programs and assistance to local businesses to encourage them to provide family-friendly workplace policies and extended benefits

No Credit

Local Action 9
Provide job training and assistance programs for employees and employers in professions or sectors where wages are below the living wage

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Enforce the living wage policy with a living wage officer or equivalent function

No Credit
EJ-5: Targeted Industry Development 7.5 / 15
Outcomes 7 / 15

Targeted Industry Businesses

Demonstrate an increase in the annual sales or total value of businesses in targeted industry sectors relative to growth in non-target industries, compared to a baseline year not predating 2000

Full Credit

Targeted Industry Sales

Demonstrate an increase in the total number of new businesses in targeted industry sectors relative to growth in non-targeted industries, compared to a baseline year not predating 2000

No Credit

Targeted Industry Employment

Demonstrate an increase in total employment in targeted industry sectors relative to growth in non-target industries, compared to a baseline year not predating 2000

Full Credit
Actions 0.5 / 15

Local Action 1
Conduct a local economic analysis or participate in the development of a regional analysis of existing industry sectors to understand current needs and opportunities

No Credit

Local Action 2
Invest in market studies and research to support the continued growth and expansion of targeted industry sectors

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Coordinate or support local and regional associations or formal networks of related businesses in the targeted industry sectors

No Credit

Local Action 4
Coordinate with universities, community colleges, the local Workforce Investment Board, private firms, and other community stakeholders to align research, workforce development, and resources to support targeted industry sectors

No Credit

Local Action 5
Educate residents about the economic impact of targeted industry sectors in the community

No Credit

Local Action 6
Use tax incentives to attract, retain, or expand businesses in targeted industry sectors

No Credit

Local Action 7
Provide direct financial assistance, such as local bonds, grants, or loans, to attract, retain, or expand businesses in targeted industry sectors

No Credit

Local Action 8
Provide capacity building services and support for professionals in emerging and existing targeted industry sectors

No Credit
EJ-6: Workforce Readiness 11.1 / 15
Outcomes 5.3 / 15

Trained Workforce

Demonstrate improvements in workforce training outcomes for participants over the past 3 years

No Credit

Workforce Mobility

Demonstrate increased post-secondary educational attainment in the community over time

Full Credit
Actions 5.8 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a workforce development plan or comprehensive strategy to educate, train, and prepare residents for local employment opportunities

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Align local economic development policy strategies with workforce development programs

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Require local government contractors and entities receiving financial incentives to prioritize hiring local residents

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Participate in and promote community workforce agreements or project labor agreements

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Create a workforce development committee to align post-secondary education, workforce development training programs, and economic development strategies

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create data sharing agreements between the local government and private sector employers to maximize the availability and use of data in economic and workforce development planning

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Produce an annual report that tracks workforce readiness performance measures

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Provide support services and training tailored to the needs of the local workforce

No Credit

Local Action 9
Support expansion of community college programs to address the educational and training needs of the local workforce

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Invest in community college facilities and capital improvements to accommodate residents and members of the local workforce

No Credit
Education, Arts & Community 48.3 / 70
EAC-1: Arts & Culture 9.4 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Creative Industries

Demonstrate that creative industries represent at least a 5% share of all businesses in the county

No Credit

Attendance and Participation

Part 1: Demonstrate that at least 35% of adult residents in the county attend a live performing arts event annually

AND

Part 2: Demonstrate that at least 20% of adult residents in the county visit an art museum annually

No Credit
Actions 9.4 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a strategic plan to protect, enhance, and expand the community's arts and cultural resources and strengthen creative industries

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt a percent-for-art ordinance requiring public art to be installed as part of new major public development projects

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Establish enterprise zones, arts or cultural districts, or overlay zoning that encourages businesses in the creative industries to cluster together and integrate with surrounding neighborhoods

No Credit

Local Action 4
Collaborate with private, non-profit, or regional organizations to increase access to and participation in the arts

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Track participation and attendance at major community arts and cultural events, performances, festivals, and programs

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Provide financial or logistical support to local arts, festivals, performances, or cultural tourism

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Hire local artists to create artwork, sculptures, or perform in public spaces

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Develop special programs to advance arts education that is aligned with core curriculum in all public schools, especially early elementary grades

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Provide entrepreneurial and workforce development training programs that serve artists, writers, designers, and other creative industries professionals

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Ensure that major arts and cultural facilities are accessible to people with disabilities

Full Credit

Local Action 11
Protect and maintain local public artworks and cultural resources for future generations

Full Credit
EAC-2: Community Cohesion 8.8 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Community Venues

Demonstrate that least 75% of residents live within 1 mile of a community venue that is open to the public and offers free services and/or events for residents

No Credit

Neighborhood Cohesion

Demonstrate an increased percentage of neighborhoods reporting positive levels of neighborhood cohesion through community surveys

No Credit
Actions 8.8 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt neighborhood plans that guide future development, recommend strategies to create or preserve community venues, and address neighborhood-specific issues

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt zoning and development regulations that support or incentivize farmers markets, community gardens, and urban agriculture

No Credit

Local Action 3
Provide access to information about community issues, programs, services, and activities that is also accessible to non-English speaking residents

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Partner with neighborhood associations, community organizations, and local service providers to identify and address neighborhood-specific needs

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Support neighborhood advisory councils to encourage dialogue on community issues and build the social capital of neighborhoods

No Credit

Local Action 6
Establish a department with staff assigned to work as liaisons with specific neighborhoods

No Credit

Local Action 7
Provide direct funding and management of at least 2 types of community and neighborhood venues

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Provide capacity-building programs to enable community leaders and groups to self-organize, resolve issues, and cultivate leadership

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Provide programs that support the development of positive, strong youth leaders, particularly in low-income and/or minority neighborhoods

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Provide financial or logistical support for publicly-accessible neighborhood events, activities, and programming, particularly in low-income and/or minority neighborhoods

Full Credit
EAC-3: Educational Opportunity & Attainment 20 / 20
Outcomes 10.9 / 20

Reading Proficiency

Demonstrate at least 85% of third grade public school students meet or exceed reading proficiency standards

No Credit

Graduation Rate

Option A: Achieve a 90% average 4-year adjusted cohort high school graduation rate for all public schools in the jurisdiction

OR

Option B: Demonstrate incremental progress towards a 90% average 4-year adjusted cohort high school graduation rate for all public schools in the jurisdiction in the past 3 years

Partial Credit

Graduation Rate Equity

Increase the average 4-year adjusted cohort high school graduation rate for all students in all public schools in the jurisdiction from selected underperforming groups of race/ethnicity, disability, English proficiency, or income

Full Credit
Actions 9.1 / 20

Local Action 1
Engage local education authorities, teachers, families, and young people to advance collaborative decision-making and a community-driven framework for improving education

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Strengthen opportunities for parental and community involvement in schools

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Prepare an annual progress report for the public outlining the local school system's performance

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Provide funding or other resources to support Head Start programs in community

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Provide full-day kindergarten for low-income students and students with special needs

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Program or support after-school activities, tutoring, extended day- and/or summer programs for students who need additional academic assistance

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Offer multiple pathways to graduation as a way to improve educational outcomes for students

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Implement career pathway initiatives

Full Credit
EAC-4: Historic Preservation 3.4 / 10
Outcomes 0 / 10

Local Historic District(s)

Designate at least one local historic district with specific design standards and a process for reviewing new projects

No Credit

Preserved Structures and Sites

Increase over time the annual number of eligible structures and sites designated as local historic landmarks, added to local historic districts, and/or rehabilitated, restored, or converted through adaptive reuse

No Credit

Green Retrofits

Increase over time the annual number of historic structures retrofitted or rehabilitated with energy efficiency or clean energy technologies

No Credit

Economic Impact

Demonstrate that historic preservation efforts have had a positive, measurable impact on the local economy

No Credit
Actions 3.4 / 10

Local Action 1
Create an inventory of designated and eligible historic structures and sites in the community (Bonus: Inventory includes archeological resources)

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt a historic preservation plan that establishes community priorities for preservation

No Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt a historic preservation ordinance that establishes procedures for designation of local historic districts and landmarks and authorizes establishment of a historic preservation commission

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Adopt land use, zoning, and design regulations that support and reinforce existing community character in older and historic neighborhoods and commercial areas, and promote development of sensitive, compatible infill

No Credit

Local Action 5
Collaborate with local non-profit or for-profit entities to support local events, recognition programs, and tourism efforts that celebrate and leverage the economic value of local historic resources

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Achieve Certified Local Government status, as recognized by the National Park Service

No Credit

Local Action 7
Establish a demolition by neglect ordinance

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Provide incentives to encourage the rehabilitation of historic buildings and reinvestment in older and historic neighborhoods and commercial areas

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Provide local financial assistance to low- and moderate-income homeowners, residents, seniors, and/or businesses vulnerable to rising real estate values and maintenance costs associated with historic preservation

No Credit

Local Action 10
Provide technical assistance to property owners or non-profit organizations seeking to add properties or historic districts to the National Register of Historic Places or the comparable state register

No Credit
EAC-5: Social & Cultural Diversity 6.8 / 10
Outcomes 3.5 / 10

Diverse Community Representation

Demonstrate that appointments to local advisory boards and commissions reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the community

No Credit

Social and Cultural Events

Demonstrate that public events celebrating social and cultural diversity are held in the community

Full Credit
Actions 3.3 / 10

Local Action 1
Conduct an assessment of the community's social and cultural diversity to inform local government actions

No Credit

Local Action 2
Use the Diversity Index to analyze the effectiveness of policies, programs, service delivery, and infrastructure investments

No Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt a policy to encourage diversity in local government appointments to advisory boards and commissions

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Promote events and programs that recognize and celebrate social and cultural diversity in the community

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Provide equity and diversity training for local government staff

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Establish an office within the jurisdiction to ensure access, equity, and inclusion in policies, programs, procedures, and service delivery

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Provide leadership and training programs that encourage and support diverse representation on local boards and commissions

No Credit

Local Action 8
Provide programs that support the development of positive, strong youth leaders, particularly in low-income and/or minority neighborhoods

No Credit

Local Action 9
Provide financial or logistical support to programs, activities, or events that celebrate and deepen understanding and respect for the community's diversity

Full Credit
Equity & Empowerment 52.7 / 100
EE-1: Civic Engagement 8.5 / 15
Outcomes 0.1 / 15

Voting

Part 1: Increase the percentage of registered voters over time

AND

Part 2: Increase the percentage of voters participating in local elections over time

No Credit

Volunteerism

Option A: Demonstrate that at least 30% of residents in large jurisdictions or 35% of residents in small or mid-sized jurisdictions volunteered in the past year.

OR

Option B: Demonstrate an increase in the percentage of residents who volunteered over the past 3 years.

Partial Credit

Sense of Empowerment

Option A: Demonstrate that at least 50% of residents believe they are able to have a positive impact on their community based on a local survey

OR

Option B: Increase over time the percentage of residents who believe they are able to have a positive impact on their community based on local surveys

No Credit
Actions 8.4 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt a policy to encourage diversity in local government appointments to advisory boards and commissions

No Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt guidelines to instruct local government agencies or departments about how to successfully engage residents

No Credit

Local Action 3
Conduct education campaigns about the electoral process, voter registration and participation, and other issues related to civic literacy

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Partner with business, civic, and neighborhood organizations to increase voter registration and turnout OR volunteer opportunities and participation OR ongoing civic engagement in local decision-making

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Provide training to local government agencies or departments on successful public engagement techniques

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Establish regular, ongoing opportunities for elected officials and/or senior government staff to meet with residents to answer questions and listen to concerns

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Create a volunteer program for residents to assist the local government with special events, services, and operations

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Provide support and resources to local community groups to help them achieve their missions

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Create a mock youth voting program to teach children about democracy, elections, and the importance of voting

Full Credit
EE-2: Civil & Human Rights 8.3 / 10
Outcomes 7 / 10

Resolution of Complaints

Demonstrate that all civil and human rights complaints in the past 3 years have been investigated and violations redressed in a timely manner

Full Credit
Actions 1.3 / 10

Local Action 1
Adopt specific policies or amend the jurisdiction's charter to specifically protect the civil and human rights of all community residents

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Establish an office within the jurisdiction with the authority and capacity to investigate civil and human rights complaints

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Conduct local public education campaigns regarding civil and human rights, such as the process for filing complaints

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Establish an independent civil and/or human rights commission to ensure access, equity, and inclusion

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Provide training for police officers focused on non-discrimination and conflict prevention

No Credit

Local Action 6
Operationalize the local government's civil and human rights policies in programs, services, and operations

No Credit

Local Action 7
Provide language translation or interpretation services to ensure that residents have access to information about local government programs, services, and operations

No Credit
EE-3: Environmental Justice 1 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Reduced Risk and Exposure

Demonstrate progress towards achieving targets for prioritized environmental justice sites identified in a locally-adopted plan

No Credit
Actions 1 / 15

Local Action 1
Create an Environmental Justice Collaborative Group (EJCG) composed of residents, stakeholders, and environmental professionals to assess risk and exposure, set targets, implement projects, and monitor improvements

No Credit

Local Action 2
Assess the risk and exposure to toxins related to the community's prioritized environmental justice sites

No Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt an environmental justice plan aimed at reducing polluted and toxic environments in the jurisdiction

No Credit

Local Action 4
Establish targets for each of the prioritized environmental justice sites related to air or water improvements

No Credit

Local Action 5
Incorporate environmental justice criteria and priorities into zoning, land use planning, permitting policies, and development of new projects

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create community benefit agreements (CBAs) for projects associated with prioritized environmental justice sites and proposed development projects with environmental justice concerns

No Credit

Local Action 7
Create an interdepartmental working committee within the local government to guide and support environmental justice activities

No Credit

Local Action 8
Monitor and enforce environmental regulations for existing facilities that impact environmental justice sites

No Credit

Local Action 9
Implement projects to reduce acute exposure to contaminants and risks associated with environmental justice sites

No Credit
EE-4: Equitable Services & Access 7 / 20
Outcomes 0 / 20

Equitable Access and Proximity

Demonstrate increased access and proximity by residents of diverse income levels and race/ethnicity to the following community facilities, services, and infrastructure:

  • Public transit facilities and service levels
  • Public libraries
  • Public schools
  • Public spaces
  • Healthful food
  • Health and human services
  • Digital access or high speed internet
  • Urban tree canopy
  • Emergency response times
No Credit
Actions 7 / 20

Local Action 1
Adopt an equity plan that evaluates current conditions in the community and establishes targets to improve equitable access and proximity in at least the categories identified in the outcome measure

No Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt an equity or social justice policy that establishes a clear commitment to equity in local government decision-making, activities, and investments

No Credit

Local Action 3
Promote events and programs that recognize and celebrate social and cultural diversity in the community

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Publicize efforts to improve equitable access and proximity to community facilities, services, and infrastructure

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Establish partnerships that engage key community groups and stakeholders in activities to advance equitable access and proximity to facilities, services, and infrastructure

No Credit

Local Action 6
Provide equity and diversity training for local government staff

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Modify the deployment of local programs and services to reduce disparities within the categories identified in the outcome measure

No Credit

Local Action 8
Construct new facilities and infrastructure in locations that reduce existing disparities within the categories identified in the outcome measure

Full Credit
EE-5: Human Services 14 / 20
Outcomes 0 / 20

Human Services Assistance

Reduce the percentage of people in selected priority populations who need assistance obtaining selected priority human services

No Credit
Actions 14 / 20

Local Action 1
Conduct a community needs assessment to identify priority service needs and resources, including the needs of priority populations

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt a human services plan designed to guarantee that basic human needs are met in the community

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Establish an advisory committee that provides ongoing consultation to local departments and agencies responsible for providing priority human services

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Develop public education campaigns to inform residents about available service programs to help meet basic needs

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Implement information technology solutions to improve client support services and management

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Monitor and evaluate the quality, comprehensiveness, and effectiveness of priority human services for selected priority populations

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Equip human services personnel with the skills and training needed to effectively improve the well-being of the community's priority populations

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Support the provision of high quality, priority human services in coordination with non-governmental service providers

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Upgrade existing facilities or build new facilities to better provide needed human services

Full Credit
EE-6: Poverty Prevention & Alleviation 14 / 20
Outcomes 0 / 20

Poverty Reduction

Demonstrate progress towards no residents living below the poverty line by 2025

No Credit

Equitable Poverty Reduction

Demonstrate a decrease over time in the percentage of residents living below the poverty line from at least 3 population subgroups

No Credit
Actions 14 / 20

Local Action 1
Adopt a community-wide plan to reduce poverty

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Create a team of local government staff to work collaboratively and coordinate with non-governmental organizations to provide high-quality services and reduce poverty

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Develop public education campaigns to inform residents about how to enroll in available service programs to help meet basic needs

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Establish or support programs that reduce the costs of basic needs for low-income households

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Implement supportive workplace programs for people living at or near the poverty line

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Create programs to improve employment opportunities for low-income individuals by strengthening hard and soft work skills

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Provide child development programs for children living at or near the local poverty line

Full Credit
Health & Safety 55.9 / 100
HS-1: Active Living 3.4 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Active Adults

Demonstrate that 21% or less of adults aged 20+ report no leisure time physical activity within the past month

No Credit

Active Kids

Option A: Increase the percentage of high school students that are physically active for 60 minutes per day on 5 or more days

OR

Option B: Increase the percentage of public schools that require some form of physical activity daily, such as physical education classes or recess

No Credit
Actions 3.4 / 15

Local Action 1
Include a chapter, section, or plan element focused on active living or active transportation in the comprehensive plan or transportation plan

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Require or incentivize bicycle and pedestrian amenities in new major development projects in high-density, mixed-use areas or near transit stations

No Credit

Local Action 3
Create guidelines to encourage incorporation of active building design features in new public, commercial, office, and multi-family residential buildings

No Credit

Local Action 4
Establish school siting guidelines that give preferential considerations to locations that maximize the number of students who can walk or bicycle safely to school

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Create an advisory board to advise the local government on issues related to planning, policies, code requirements, and other actions affecting active living in the community

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Achieve recognition as a Bicycle-Friendly Community or Walk-Friendly Community

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Appoint a physical activity specialist within the local health department to serve as a liaison with relevant local government departments or agencies

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Host or partner with community groups to support at least 2 programs that encourage active living for adults and kids

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Implement a local program that systematically improves bicycle and pedestrian amenities community-wide

No Credit

Local Action 10
Provide at least 3 types of active recreation facilities that are available for community use

No Credit

Local Action 11
Enable joint use of school-based recreation facilities during non-school hours

No Credit
HS-2: Community Health & Health System 15 / 20
Outcomes 14 / 20

Health Outcomes

Demonstrate that the community is a county, or is a municipality located in a county, ranked in the top 15% in the state in regards to morbidity and mortality

Partial Credit

Health Behaviors

Demonstrate that the community is a county, or is a municipality located in a county, ranked in the top 15% in the state in regards to key behaviors that impact health

Partial Credit

Clinical Care

Demonstrate that the community is a county, or is a municipality located in a county, ranked in the top 15% in regards to quality of clinical care, including access to health care

No Credit

Quality of Local Health System

Option A: Demonstrate that at least one hospital in the county is recognized as a top performer by the Joint Commission

OR

Option B: Demonstrate that the local public health department is accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)

OR

Option C: Demonstrate that least 30% of public health clinicians are board certified in their specialty areas and ancillary staff holds professional certification in their respective fields

Partial Credit
Actions 1 / 20

Local Action 1
Conduct a comprehensive community health assessment, which includes data collection and analysis of public health conditions, trends, and problems affecting the community

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Develop a community health improvement plan to strengthen the delivery of health services and improve community health

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt a health in all policies statement or policy commitment for local decision-making

No Credit

Local Action 4
Collaboratively engage the public in the assessment of community health problems and developing strategies to improve the delivery of health services

No Credit

Local Action 5
Collaboratively engage the local public health department and relevant local government departments or agencies to integrate health considerations into local plans and policies that affect the built environment, physical activity, and access to fresh food

No Credit

Local Action 6
Provide information and education to the public regarding health issues and available local programs and services that support prevention and wellness

No Credit

Local Action 7
Demonstrate that the local public health department, local government, or major hospital has received HealthLead workplace accreditation

No Credit

Local Action 8
Use a performance management system to monitor and improve health services and programs that promote positive health outcomes and expand access to health care

No Credit

Local Action 9
Conduct health impact assessments (HIAs) on proposed infrastructure investments and development projects to increase positive health outcomes and minimize adverse impacts

No Credit
HS-3: Emergency Prevention & Response 14.6 / 15
Outcomes 9 / 15

Superior Fire Protection

Achieve a Class 4 ISO rating or better

Full Credit

Emergency Response Times

Demonstrate that 90% of response times are in compliance with standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

No Credit

National Incident Management System

Demonstrate that the community is in compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Full Credit
Actions 5.6 / 15

Local Action 1
Develop a NIMS-compliant local inventory of assets and resources available for emergency response and mutual aid requests

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Publish information to encourage residents to develop emergency kits and evacuation plans and encourage businesses to develop emergency procedures and shelter-in-place plans

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Participate in interstate, statewide, regional, or inter-jurisdictional mutual aid response systems

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Participate in a regional emergency planning commission

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Adopt a local comprehensive plan for emergency response that include provisions for evacuating low-income, disabled, and other persons likely to need assistance

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Participate in training drills that involve the public and emergency management personnel from multiple departments and/or multiple jurisdictions

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Perform an annual review or assessment of plans, procedures, resources, and trainings based on emergency response incidents and demands

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Achieve accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP)

No Credit

Local Action 9
Host an active Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) or Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Distribute emergency kits or supplies to residents, particularly low-income and vulnerable populations

Full Credit
HS-4: Food Access & Nutrition 5.7 / 15
Outcomes 5.3 / 15

Local Fresh Foods

Option A: Demonstrate an increase over the past 3 years in the amount of fresh food produced through local urban agriculture

OR

Option B: Demonstrate an increase over the past 3 years in the amount of fresh food sold locally at farmers markets or other direct farm-to-consumer activities

Full Credit

Food Security and Assistance

Demonstrate an increase over the past 3 years in the ability of low-income families to access low-cost, healthful food

No Credit

Access to Healthful Food

Option A: Demonstrate an increase over the past 3 years in the percentage of residents within a walkable ¼-mile of a healthful retail food outlet

OR

Option B: Demonstrate a decrease over the past 3 years in the percentage of residents living in a urban or rural food desert

No Credit

School Nutrition

Demonstrate an increase over the past 3 years in the food service sales of fresh fruits and vegetables in the largest public school district

Full Credit
Actions 0.4 / 15

Local Action 1
Conduct an assessment of the local food system, including existing policies and programs that increase access to healthful food and nutrition education

No Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt zoning and development regulations that allow farmers markets, community gardens, and urban agriculture

No Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt zoning and development regulations that limit or prohibit the sale of unhealthful foods

No Credit

Local Action 4
Adopt menu-labeling requirements or regulations that discourage, tax, or prohibit the sale of unhealthful foods or beverages

No Credit

Local Action 5
Demonstrate that the local public school district has adopted a model school wellness policy

No Credit

Local Action 6
Establish a local or regional food policy council that includes health professionals, community organizations, schools, farmers, and/or related businesses

No Credit

Local Action 7
Develop public outreach materials, classes, or workshops for residents to learn about food, nutrition, and gardening OR develop public outreach materials to promote food assistance programs

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Demonstrate that local schools or the public school district has certification from the USDA Healthier US Schools Challenge or an award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in the past 3 years

No Credit

Local Action 9
Purchase and sell healthful food at facilities owned, leased, and operated by the local government

No Credit

Local Action 10
Implement an "Increase Your Food Bucks" program for farmers markets

No Credit

Local Action 11
Provide incentives for healthful retail food outlets to locate in underserved areas or for mobile vendors that only sell fresh food

No Credit
HS-5: Indoor Air Quality 0.3 / 5
Outcomes 0 / 5

IAQ Complaints to School District

Decrease the number of student, parent, and staff complaints to the public school district regarding indoor air quality (IAQ) over time

No Credit

IAQ Complaints to Enforcement Agency

Decrease the number of tenant complaints regarding IAQ over time

No Credit
Actions 0.3 / 5

Local Action 1
Prohibit smoking in all enclosed public places, including restaurants, bars, and workplaces

No Credit

Local Action 2
Prohibit smoking in multi-family buildings community-wide OR residential buildings controlled by the local housing authority OR affirm by local ordinance the right for landlords to legally establish smoke-free rental units

No Credit

Local Action 3
Require all new or substantially renovated local government and school buildings to incorporate advanced ventilation standards

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Conduct local public education campaigns regarding prevention and safe remediation of common indoor air pollutants

No Credit

Local Action 5
Reduce or eliminate toxic pesticide use in locally owned or managed buildings through the use of integrated pest management (IPM) techniques

No Credit

Local Action 6
Address residential IAQ problems related to mold, pests, and other hazards through inspections and enforcement using authority from the state or local housing code or public health code

No Credit

Local Action 7
School district implements a system-wide IAQ management program to monitor and address IAQ problems (Bonus: School district has received an EPA Tools for Schools award or has been recognized as an IAQ Champion in the past 3 years)

No Credit

Local Action 8
Provide free, subsidized, or at-cost supplies to test and monitor IAQ to prevent harm from common pollutants

No Credit

Local Action 9
Provide grants or loans to remediate indoor air pollution problems in low-income homes or affordable rental units

No Credit
HS-6: Natural & Human Hazards 8 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Location-Specific Hazards

Part 1:

Option A: Reduce over time the number of homes below code standards that are located in designated high risk areas

OR

Option B: Reduce over time the percentage of residents living in designated high risk areas

AND

Part 2: Reduce over time the critical infrastructure below code standards that is located in designated high risk areas

No Credit

Full Community Hazards

Demonstrate increased resilience to hazard threats over time

No Credit
Actions 8 / 15

Local Action 1
Develop a hazard mitigation action plan that includes an all-hazard vulnerability assessment of the community's primary hazard threats

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Develop a post-disaster plan that addresses long-range redevelopment issues such as land use, economic development, housing, infrastructure, public services, and environmental restoration

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Increase community awareness of natural hazards through education and outreach materials

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Integrate an all-hazard vulnerability assessment or other key local hazards information into the community's comprehensive plan

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Adopt zoning regulations that limit development in areas of high hazard vulnerability

No Credit

Local Action 6
Enact building codes with heightened standards for buildings in areas of high hazard vulnerability

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Create insurance or incentive structures to help equitably remove residents from hazardous situations

No Credit

Local Action 8
Build or renovate locally-owned public facilities to meet higher building code standards to be used as shelters, command centers, and to set an example for the community

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Implement highest priority utility improvements listed in the hazard mitigation plan

Full Credit
HS-7: Safe Communities 8.9 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Violent Crime Rate

Option A: Demonstrate that the average violent crime rate for the past 3 years is below the following thresholds:

  • 5.5 homicides per 100,000 residents
  • 70 incidents of rape or attempted rape per 100,000 residents
  • 462.7 aggravated assaults per 100,000 residents

OR

Option B: Achieve targets for a percentage decrease in violent crime identified in a locally-adopted safe communities strategic plan

No Credit

School Violence

Demonstrate that the average number of incidents of school violence is less than 10 per 1,000 students for all public schools in the jurisdiction

No Credit
Actions 8.9 / 15

Local Action 1
Conduct a survey of community perceptions of safety recognizing that some crimes are not reported and to illuminate safety issues that need to be addressed

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt a safe communities strategic plan (plan) with a comprehensive, balanced approach that includes violence prevention, intervention, suppression and enforcement, and reentry strategies

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Educate the public and the media about the plan, its implementation, and successful programs and strategies

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Develop partnerships with local agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, and residents to implement the strategies and programs recommended in the plan

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Establish cross-agency coordination and procedures to support balanced implementation of the plan

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Perform ongoing data collection, evaluation, and monitoring from multiple agencies to track trends and identify emerging community needs

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Implement violence prevention programs and strategies to address community-identified risk and protective factors

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Implement school-based violence prevention programs and strategies, particularly in highly impacted, urban, and at-risk neighborhoods

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Develop violence intervention programs and strategies to support at-risk families and youth and to prevent the escalation of violence

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Adopt violence suppression and enforcement programs and strategies that support and build trust within the community

Full Credit

Local Action 11
Create or support a multi-faceted, monitored reentry program for ex-offenders that includes training, education, mentoring, and employment opportunities and other support services to reduce recidivism

No Credit
Natural Systems 71 / 100
NS-1: Green Infrastructure 11.9 / 20
Outcomes 0 / 20

Designated Green Infrastructure

Option A: Demonstrate that 35% of the jurisdiction’s land area has protected vegetated surfaces performing a minimum of 2 of the following functions:

  • Localized cooling through tree canopy cover, green roofs, or green walls
  • Water management through wetlands, stream buffers, and permeable surfaces
  • Recreation through parks and/or greenways

OR

Option B: Demonstrate a 2-5% increase in land area with protected vegetated surfaces over time

No Credit

Green Infrastructure Distribution

Demonstrate that 85% of the population lives within a ½-mile walk distance from green infrastructure features that are performing a minimum of 2 of the following functions:

  • Localized cooling through tree canopy cover, green roofs or green walls
  • Water management through wetlands, stream buffers, and permeable surfaces
  • Recreation through parks and/or greenways
No Credit
Actions 11.9 / 20

Local Action 1
Create a community-wide green infrastructure plan that is integrated with other relevant local plans

No Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt local design criteria and associated codes that require proactive green infrastructure practices for new developments

No Credit

Local Action 3
Adopt a policy requiring relevant departments be engaged during early reviews of proposed developments to ensure that project sites are evaluated for green infrastructure potential and environmental protections are put in place prior to construction

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Partner with key community groups and other stakeholders to ensure that green infrastructure practices are used in appropriate settings

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Create incentive programs to encourage land owners to adopt green infrastructure practices that link to broader green infrastructure systems

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Establish a green infrastructure monitoring program and regularly report on status of desired outcomes

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Increase the percentage of funding invested in green infrastructure

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Upgrade public spaces and public buildings based upon locally-adopted or recognized best practices in green infrastructure. Where possible, create demonstration projects to enhance public support

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Provide for ongoing maintenance of green infrastructure at levels required to maintain evapotranspiring functions

Full Credit
NS-2: Invasive Species 5.3 / 10
Outcomes 0 / 10

Invasive Species Prevention

Show that no new invasive species have established themselves in the last 5 years in priority natural systems areas and critical entry points

No Credit

Invasive Species Containment

Show that existing invasive species have not moved into priority natural systems areas and critical entry points

No Credit

Invasive Species Eradication

Option A: Eradicate existing invasive species from priority natural systems areas and critical entry points

OR

Option B: Demonstrate progress towards targets identified in the community’s local integrated pest management plan

No Credit
Actions 5.3 / 10

Local Action 1
Develop a community-wide invasive species integrated pest management plan

No Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt local ordinance requiring control of listed priority invasive species or enact a native plant ordinance for private and public landscaping

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Partner with local volunteer groups or neighborhood associations to restore priority natural systems areas by planting native plants or improving local wildlife habitat

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Partner with local volunteer groups to monitor vector zones or areas at greatest risk of invasive species invasion, and organize "weed pulls" and other invasive management actions

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Create a public education campaign or targeted outreach effort to inform residents and/or plant or animal sellers about the hazards of invasive species

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Use incentive programs to encourage local businesses and private owners to grow and sell native or desirable plants and animals and not sell invasive species or other harmful plants and animals

No Credit

Local Action 7
Enforce regulations to control the use and sale of listed invasive species

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Ensure that all local government-owned buildings use native plants or non-invasive species in landscaping

Full Credit

Local Action 9
Take actions to prevent the spread of invasive species, especially in priority natural systems areas, such as monitoring, eradication, or other control programs

Full Credit
NS-3: Natural Resource Protection 15.6 / 20
Outcomes 3.5 / 20

Priority Natural System Areas

Option A: Achieve targets for acres of land conserved in priority natural systems areas identified in a locally-adopted natural systems or land conservation plan

OR

Option B: Demonstrate incremental progress towards achievement of targets for acres of land conserved identified in a locally-adopted natural systems or land conservation plan

Full Credit

Wetlands, Streams and Shoreline Buffers

Achieve no-net-loss of these critical resources

No Credit

Connectivity

Increase the area of land directly connected to regional natural systems in order to improve ecosystem services

No Credit

Restoration

Reduce the difference between the actual acreage restored and targeted acreage established in the natural systems plan or land conservation plan

No Credit
Actions 12.1 / 20

Local Action 1
Develop a plan to protect and restore natural resources through land conservation, corridor connectivity, and restoration of biological integrity and function

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt land use regulations that establish appropriate wetland, stream, and shoreline buffer widths and adjacent land uses

No Credit

Local Action 3
Create an advisory board to inform land conservation and restoration activities

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Partner with adjacent jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, and local or regional non-profit organizations to advance land conservation and restoration efforts

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Sponsor educational and outreach activities to increase ecological literacy and knowledge about natural resource protection

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Adopt land use strategies to incentivize permanent land conservation

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Implement local and market-based financing strategies to acquire land or development easements, or fund restoration and maintenance activities

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Restore, maintain, and monitor conserved natural lands to increase natural resource resilience, adaptability, and biological integrity

Full Credit
NS-4: Outdoor Air Quality 13.3 / 15
Outcomes 10 / 15

Concentration and Emissions

Option A: Achieve attainment or maintenance status for all measured criteria pollutants

OR

Option B:

Part 1: Demonstrate a decrease in the annual concentration of the non-attainment criteria pollutant(s) that have the greatest impacts on public health, specifically PM 2.5, PM10, and ozone

AND

Part 2: Demonstrate a decrease trend in the annual number of days in which the Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeds 100 over the past 5 years

Partial Credit
Actions 3.3 / 15

Local Action 1
Adopt regulatory strategies that permit or incentivize increased residential and employment densities and diverse uses in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development

No Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt advanced parking strategies in transit-served areas and areas identified for compact, mixed-use development

No Credit

Local Action 3
In collaboration with a local university or health department, conduct a study to evaluate the health impacts of acute exposure to outdoor air pollutants, particularly in consideration of environmental justice and equity impacts

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Collaborate with local industrial operations to reduce and minimize the release of noxious odors in the community

No Credit

Local Action 5
Partner with a local or regional organization to support one or more transportation management association(s) that promote rideshare programs and incentives for commuters to use alternative modes of transportation to work other than single-occupancy vehicles

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Educate the public about the impacts of poor air quality on human health and the natural environment and the efforts they can take to reduce pollution and exposure

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Enforce anti-idling regulations or burning restrictions to prevent emission of excess pollution, particularly on Air Quality Action Days

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Improve traffic signal timing or upgrade intersections to relieve congestion

No Credit

Local Action 9
Increase the mileage of sidewalks and dedicated bicycle infrastructure that connect people with destinations

Full Credit

Local Action 10
Create or enhance programs aimed at increasing tree canopy through active planting or direct tree protections

Full Credit

Local Action 11
Implement targeted programs to encourage residents to transition to cleaner products

Full Credit
NS-5: Water in the Environment 19 / 20
Outcomes 5 / 20

Hydrological Integrity

Demonstrate that the amount of water withdrawn from the system for human uses does not exceed the amount of freshwater entering the system through precipitation, river flow, and other sources

Full Credit

Biological Integrity

Achieve a biological integrity rating of ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’ based on EPA’s 305(b) reporting requirements for all water bodies with appropriate designated uses

No Credit

Chemical Integrity - Pollutants

Option A: Demonstrate pollutant loadings below Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) levels

OR

Option B: Demonstrate a steady decrease in pollutant levels towards a long-term goal of below TMDL levels

No Credit

Chemical Integrity - Usability

Demonstrate that all non-industrial water bodies are swimmable and fishable during 90% of days in the past year

OR

Option B: Demonstrate a steady reduction in water closures of at least 2% annually towards achieving 90% of days being swimmable and fishable

No Credit
Actions 14 / 20

Local Action 1
Adopt a watershed management plan that integrates natural water bodies with human water use and addresses inputs and outputs of the water systems

Full Credit

Local Action 2
Adopt community regulations that protect water quality OR participate in a regional pollutant trading program that reduces watershed pollution levels

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Create partnerships to address sources of non-point source water pollution not directly covered by local authority or control

Full Credit

Local Action 4
Create an education campaign about ambient water quality, pollution prevention, mitigation, and restoration techniques

Full Credit

Local Action 5
Provide incentives to residents and developers to protect and restore critical watershed protection areas

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Engage in restoration projects for critical water bodies and buffer zones that protect those water bodies

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Develop and provide water conservation programs to residents, businesses and agricultural water users in order to help ensure that the community is not depleting its water supply

Full Credit

Local Action 8
Establish or partner with a group that routinely inventories and monitors natural water bodies for biological, chemical, and hydrological integrity

Full Credit
NS-6: Working Lands 5.8 / 15
Outcomes 0 / 15

Land Management

Option A: Use best management practices (BMPs) on 100% of working lands in the jurisdiction

OR

Option B: Demonstrate a 2-5% increase in working lands utilizing BMPs over time

No Credit

Certified Sustainable Harvests

Increase the number of certified sustainable harvesters for a locally-selected industry over time

No Credit
Actions 5.8 / 15

Local Action 1
Include considerations for protecting working lands and identifying areas where critical BMPs are necessary in the community's land conservation or natural resource plan

No Credit

Local Action 2
Convene owners and operators of working lands to promote sustainable harvesting practices

Full Credit

Local Action 3
Educate owners and operators of working lands about current best management practices

No Credit

Local Action 4
Promote the value of locally produced, certified sustainable harvests and products to the public

No Credit

Local Action 5
Work with youth groups and community organizations to implement BMPs on local working lands

Full Credit

Local Action 6
Provide conservation programs and services tailored to the needs of the working lands community

Full Credit

Local Action 7
Encourage owners of working lands to conserve their properties in perpetuity

No Credit

Local Action 8
Implement financing strategies to conserve working lands and support ongoing restoration efforts

Full Credit
Innovation & Process Credits 0 / 50
IP-1: Best Practices & Processes 0 / 10
Comprehensive Planning No Credit
Public Engagement No Credit
Codes and Ordinances No Credit
IP-2: Exemplary Performance 0 / 10
IP-2: Exemplary Performance No Credit
IP-3: Local Innovation 0 / 25
IP-4: Regional Priorities 0 / 5
IP-4: Regional Priorities No Credit