Foo Poverty Q3
Diversifying and hiring or appointing local community members who understand the impact of their systems on communities in poverty. City councils should appoint diverse planning commission members who understand the impact of permits, future neighborhood developments, the need for affordable housing, etc. Not just appoint those who have given more to campaigns but those who really understand what lower income families must go through and the challenges and barriers they face systemically and politically. Cities can work in partnership with local public and private services for starting a pipeline into future careers, running summer programming that links local youth to future careers such as cyber security, technology, allied health, as well as industries where high retirement is occurring (utilities, trades, etc.).