8.2: Hire locally to protect and rebuild our environment and infrastructure
Issue Statement and Context
Detailed Action Summary
Identify near-term opportunities to create jobs for local residents in the Adaptation Areas to build and maintain the identified neighborhood improvements.
- Use Adaptation Area Action Plan findings to prioritize infrastructure investments that create jobs building and maintaining resilience infrastructure, whether that is building new greenspaces, installing solar arrays, upgrading community clinics, or retrofitting housing.
- Develop and incorporate high standards for quality design in resilience planning, ranging from buildings, transportation, and public spaces to urban planning.
- Create a pathway for funding green jobs, and job training programs, through the Biden Administration's American Jobs Plan.
- Identify relevant jobs training programs, including green jobs training like the one provided by IBEW 349; work with providers to update curricula, scale to meet the needs of the County and the communities in which resilience infrastructure investments are being made.