As of December 2020, the unemployment rate of young adults ages 20-24 in California was about twice the unemployment rate for the State. Our young adults’ futures — and our collective futures — are at risk. That’s why last week Mayor Sam Liccardo proposed creating a Resilience Corps, a program to use federal relief aid to provide young adults from our lowest income neighborhoods with hundreds of jobs at local non-profits and public agencies doing critical work to serve our local community in return for a living wage, health benefits, and career pathways.
Our city’s young people deserve more than a handout, they need a paycheck to invest in their futures. The City Council voted to approve this proposal yesterday. Learn more about the program here.
Senate Bill 7
For years, California has been unable to produce enough housing to meet the state’s rapidly growing population. That’s why Solutions San Jose proudly supports Senate Bill 7 (SB 7), state legislation with bi-partisan support, that will expedite housing construction across the state, including affordable housing. Thank you to California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Senators Cortese, Gonzalez, and Rubio for your leadership. We urge swift and bi-partisan support in the State Assembly.
The bill has successfully passed the State Senate and is awaiting a hearing in the State Assembly. We will let you know once the hearing date is set and how you can show your support to elected leaders in Sacramento.