Community Development

Task Force Description

Communities have different needs when it comes to parks, historic preservation, tourism, zoning/land use and regulation. The ACCE Community Development committee is dedicated to providing leadership to address these needs using limited government and free market solutions as an answer to growing communities.

Community Development model policies strive to achieve minimal regulation, free-market best practices and financial effectiveness, which when implemented create a more responsive local government.

All communities need elected leaders who can adapt to emerging innovation and new ideas and programs that benefit taxpayers. The Community Development Committee is on the cutting edge of policy development, research and analysis to meet challenges head on.

All Model Policies

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

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


    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 government to participate on an equal basis in all phases of planning and management of land, water and wildlife …

  • Local Right to Work Ordinance Final

    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, or refrain from joining a union, as a condition of employment. The ordinance establishes penalties and remedies for violations of …

  • ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations Final

    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 passage of — onerous and burdensome regulations for short-term rentals, severely threatening this important new industry. As advances in technology …

  • Regulating Containers to Protect Business and Consumer Choice Final

    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 bags, boxes, cups, and bottles that are made of cloth, paper, plastic, extruded polystyrene, or similar materials, which are designed …

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