Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
People of all ages, ability levels, and incomes need a variety of safe, affordable, and convenient transportation options in their communities.
AARP supports exempting Social Security’s administrative costs from limitations on discretionary appropriations in the federal budget.
Higher levels of government should provide adequate resources when mandating functions to lower levels of government.
Services should be implemented and operated by the level of government that can most appropriately and efficiently deliver them.
Policymakers should promote the creation of mixed-use livable communities.
National, state, and local parks should be age-friendly, accessible, and sufficiently funded. They should be equitably located throughout communities.
Policymakers should enact comprehensive planning statutes, regulations, and incentives that create communities that promote the independence and ac
Planning activities and goals should be inclusive and equitable. They should support positive outcomes for all community members.
Policymakers should make land-use and zoning decisions that promote mixed-use communities with affordable and equitable housing and transportation options.