Jobs that will build lasting wealth
It is a benefit to the community whenever employment is increased in our neighborhoods, but when we have to sacrifice for those jobs by giving up prime real estate or other resources, we need to determine whether the bargain is worth it by looking at the lasting impact of employment opportunities and ensuring what is promised is delivered.
What I am proposing
- Absolute and binding contractual commitments to local hire percentages, with clear, transparent, and easy to access reporting
- Locally sourced maintenance of properties (vacant lots, abandoned buildings, bank-owned properties)
- Stimulus for local entrepreneurs with ideas that will bring jobs