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.
Innovation districts should intentionally:
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.
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent on takings.