Advocating for the expansion of mandatory local hiring.
We’ve seen that our existing local hiring programs have proven successful in promoting job growth, in areas like the construction industry. Since my first day as Supervisor, I have been working with leaders and companies across sectors to better understand how we can establish a citywide local mandatory hiring policy in other industries. I will continue to fight for a broader local hiring mandate as we emerge from the economic effects of the pandemic — it’s crucial that we explore all avenues and innovative policies to bring down our unemployment while expanding our local workforce participation.
Established the Work Force and Recovery Fund for the City College of San Francisco.
In 2020, we helped allocate $500,000 towards the City College to support their workforce integration and enrichment programs. More than half of the funding was directly allocated towards job and vocational training — a central and mutually beneficial resource for both our youth and our City. Through the Fund, we also helped funnel additional resources to wraparound services that support student retention and lower dropout rates.