Model Policies

Model Policies

  • Principles for Public Comment Time image

    Principles for Public Comment Time

    Principles for Public Comment Time Summary The freedom of speech is a guaranteed right in the United States Constitution. Open government is the cornerstone of the American republic.

  • Rule of Law Community Resolution image

    Rule of Law Community Resolution

    A Resolution calling on the [Insert Jurisdiction] to define [Insert Jurisdiction] as a Rule of Law Community   WHEREAS, The Federal Government under the provisions of the Immigration …

  • Local Right to Work Ordinance image

    Local Right to Work Ordinance

    AN ORDINANCE FOR LOCAL RIGHT WORK (PRIVATE SECTOR)   WHEREAS, it is the intent of this ordinance to provide that no employee covered by the National Labor Relations …

  • Plain Language Documents and Graphics image

    Plain Language Documents and Graphics

    A Resolution calling on the [Insert Jurisdiction] to adopt the Principles of Plain Language, and a Graphic Standard   WHEREAS, government documents are often written in a way …

  • Public Employee Bargaining Transparency Ordinance image

    Public Employee Bargaining Transparency Ordinance

    In accordance with state law [Insert State Code], [Insert Jurisdiction] has been given the power to provide transparency in public-sector collective bargaining.   Section 1. {Short Title} This Ordinance shall …

  • A Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day image

    A Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day

    Whereas, Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s …

  • A Resolution Recognizing Sole State Authority For Minimum Wage Law image

    A Resolution Recognizing Sole State Authority For Minimum Wage Law

    WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is a political subdivision, created by the [Insert …

  • An Ordinance to Repeal [Insert Ordinance] Personal Property Tax Collection image

    An Ordinance to Repeal [Insert Ordinance] Personal Property Tax Collection

    WHEREAS, Ordinance No. [Insert number], passed on [Insert date], established personal property tax collection in [Insert Jurisdiction], and WHEREAS, the [Insert State] [insert state statute] has given [Insert Jurisdiction] the …

  • AN ORDINANCE FOR LOCAL COORDINATION ON FEDERAL REGULATIONS image

    AN ORDINANCE FOR LOCAL COORDINATION ON FEDERAL REGULATIONS

    Congress has defined “coordination” as a government-to-government communication process, seeking consistency, in which local government has an equal negotiating position with the federal agencies. This government-to-government communication negotiating process allows …

  • Local Right to Work Ordinance image

    Local Right to Work Ordinance

    Local Right to Work Ordinance Summary American City County Exchange’s model Local Right to Work Ordinance provides that no employee need join or pay dues to a union, …

  • ACCE Principles of Taxation image

    ACCE Principles of Taxation

    The fundamental principles presented here provide guidance for a neutral and effective tax system; one that raises needed revenue for core functions of government, while minimizing the burden on citizens.

  • ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations image

    ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations

    Short-term housing rentals are becoming an important component of the travel and tourism economy in many communities throughout the country. Recently, some jurisdictions have passed — or are considering the …

  • A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION) image

    A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION)

    WHEREAS, this great nation is built on the solid foundation of government being of the people, by the people and for the people, and WHEREAS, it has become too commonplace …

  • Regulating Containers to Protect Business and Consumer Choice image

    Regulating Containers to Protect Business and Consumer Choice

    Section 1. {Title} This resolution may be cited as the Regulating Containers to Protect Businesses and Consumer’s Choice Resolution. Section 2. {Definitions}                                                                                                                                                                                (A) Defines “containers” as: reusable bags, disposable …

  • The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects image

    The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects

    The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects Summary It is the intention of this resolution to ensure that all proven and …