The Need for Equitable Economic Revitalization
California once again faces unprecedented challenges. The grim economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for at least the next several years, and possibly longer. This reality requires immediate action that is focused on an equitable program of economic revitalization.
In response to the current economic crisis, the state must institute a decision-making process that will rapidly deploy resources to stimulate a resilient, equitable, and sustainable economy.
The focus must be on how these investments can not only improve the current conditions of low-income communities, both urban and rural, but how they can correct for the lack of investment over time that has resulted in the inequality we see today.