Areas at risk for deterioration, abandonment, and blight should be targeted for planning and revitalization.
Policymakers should support efforts to spur economic development in economically distressed areas. These efforts should be designed to prevent displacement.
Policymakers should target Opportunity Zone funding to the areas that will most benefit from investment.
Funding for livable communities projects should be sufficient to:
Policymakers should use funding mechanisms aligned with AARP’s Taxation Principles
Any public-private partnerships must ensure full accountability to the public.
Policymakers should establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
States should create a transparent and nonpartisan redistricting process.
Qualified candidates should receive free or significantly discounted media advertisements. They should also receive reduced postage for mailings.
Governments should set and strictly enforce limits on individual donations to campaigns.