Participation in Infrastructure Projects
Jobs associated with Infrastructure achievement should be reflective of and have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Currently infrastructure related jobs employ citizens of color on a minimal basis if at all.
Needs and Impacts of the 5-year Infrastructure Plan
California’s vision must address current and future threats from competitive markets and ports that could impact the state’s economy and prepare for opportunities associated with business trends overseas and nearby. California should prepare for additional federal aid related to telecommunications infrastructure – a trending and pressing challenge to the traditional infrastructure concept.
Contracting, Training/Development and Job Creation
The focus on building and the dollar amounts involved should create a win-win situation for all citizens. This requires quantifiable job creation reflective of communities served and strategic alignment with the state and local government spending on capital outlay/maintenance projects.