2022 Policy Priorities

Strong Cities for a Stronger Ohio

The Ohio Mayors Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of mayors in Ohio’s largest communities, has outlined its policy priorities for 2022, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and bipartisanship. The mayors outlined a broad policy agenda focused on the key role our cities play in our state. The mayors’ policy priorities include a mix of legislative proposals, as well as local solutions and improved collaboration.

Recovery, Equity, and Opportunity

Effectively utilizing federal investments (including the American Rescue Plan) to recover from the pandemic, address inequities, and create new opportunities for residents and communities.

Economic Development and Budget Stability

Monitoring the impacts of work-from-home on municipal budgets, supporting improved economic development tools, and promoting the value of cities on the statewide economy.

Public Safety, Violence Prevention, and Justice

Continue to support improved policing practices and violence intervention strategies. Develop effective local, state, and federal collaboration and resource support.

Educational Attainment and Workforce Readiness

Convene partners around local strategies and state-level advocacy efforts to enhance educational attainment and workforce readiness.

Public Health and Addiction Prevention

Continue supporting data-driven public health strategies, promoting active and healthy communities, and preventing the deadly effects of addiction.

Clean Energy Solutions and Sustainable Cities

Support strategies for local communities to significantly reduce carbon emissions with clean transportation policies, renewable energy options, and waste reduction and land use policies.

Promoting Democracy and Bipartisanship

Demonstrate the importance of bipartisan collaboration, celebrate bipartisanship at other levels of government, sustain democratic norms, and promote the importance of voter participation.

Preserving Local Control

Advocating for local control and the preservation of Home Rule.

21st Century Infrastructure and Housing Support

Promoting local innovative solutions and supporting strong water, digital, and transportation infrastructure, as well as housing access and affordability.

Local Innovation and City Solutions

Supporting cities by continuing to share best practices and make connections to other levels of government to solve problems.