California’s infrastructure received a C- grade on its Infrastructure Report Card. Our communities deserve better. The American Jobs Plan provides Los Angeles County with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in sustainable, equitable, and resilient infrastructure that will create good paying jobs and support economic growth in the region. Recent events indicate that the House of Representatives will push to pass an infrastructure package before summer recess. We must work together to make sure everyone understands why infrastructure matters.
Last year, the Los Angeles County Economic Resiliency Task Force prepared a Comprehensive Report to address the economic impacts of COVID-19 to the region. It illustrated the immense potential that regional infrastructure investment can provide. LA County has over 700 projects worth $100 billion that could benefit from funding. These projects could create 500,000 jobs and generate over $60 billion in labor income.