Category: Menino Survey

2023 Menino Survey of Mayors: Mayoral Accountability and Control Report

Latest findings from the annual Menino Survey of Mayors from the Boston University Initiative on Cities, supported by The Rockefeller Foundation Elected officials often grapple with the gap between the policy issues within their control, and for those which their constituencies hold them accountable. For example, at the national level, voters use the national economy’s […]

2023 Menino Survey: Building for a Green Future: Cities and the IRA

Key Obstacles Prevent America’s Mayors from Tapping into the IRA’s Potential, According to Survey of US Mayors Mayors Cite Staff Capacity, Local Permitting Processes, and Lack of Public Knowledge as Challenges to Navigate IRA Grants Findings Among Those from the Boston University Initiative on Cities’ Menino Survey of Mayors The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) represents […]

2023 Menino Survey of Mayors Release Event

Date & Time: Thursday, March 7, 12:00-1:30 pm ET Location: The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018 [Please use the main entrance located directly on Fifth Avenue] Lunch will be provided Registration Required Attend an exclusive briefing on the 2023 Menino Survey of Mayors, the 10th year of this annual project led […]

Event Recap: Rockefeller Foundation Implementing Climate Action in America’s Cities

Event recap by Dhruv Kapadia Watch the full report here! On Tuesday, January 31st, The Rockefeller Foundation hosted “Implementing Climate Action in America’s Cities,” a conversation with local experts on climate justice and how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) might transform front-line communities. Moderated by The Rockefeller Foundation’s Rachel Isacoff, panelists Nathaniel Smith of Partnership […]

2022 Menino Survey: Economic Opportunity, Poverty & Well-Being

America’s Mayors See Soaring Housing Costs as Top Economic Challenge But Feel They Have Little Control, According to Survey of US Mayors Mayors Feel More Accountable for Public Health Issues since 2018, Especially Gun Violence and Mental Health Findings Among Those from the Boston University Initiative on Cities’ Menino Survey of Mayors Over the past […]

2022 Menino Survey: Mayors and the Climate Crisis

America’s Mayors See Regulatory Powers As Their Top Climate Action Tools, But Are Reluctant to Limit Resident Choices, According to Survey of US Mayors Nine-in-Ten Mayors Agree that Climate Change is Human-Induced Mayors from Both Parties Strongly Support Purchasing New Technologies Like Electric Vehicles Findings Among Those from the Boston University Initiative on Cities’ Menino […]

2021 Menino Survey: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

America’s Mayors Recognize Sizable Racial Wealth Gaps in Their Cities, According to Survey of US Mayors Mayors Overwhelmingly Believe that Access to Capital Disproportionately Burdens Small Business Owners of Color At Least Half of Mayors Believe that Housing Programs Should Emphasize Homeownership Over Renting A strong majority (67%) of mayors are worried about the racial […]

2021 Menino Survey: Mayors and America’s Homelessness Crisis

America’s Mayors Say They Feel Accountable But Unequipped to Address Homeless Crisis, Citing Lack of Funding and Public Opposition to New Housing as Biggest Barriers Almost One-Third of Cities Have No Staff Dedicated to Homelessness; Nearly a Quarter Cite Reliance on Police While a strong majority of America’s mayors feel that voters hold them largely […]