Senator Bradford held a roundtable discussion on diversity of transportation infrastructure contracts and employment at California State University-Dominguez Hills with Governor Brown.
Following the roundtable discussion with Governor Brown, Secretary Brian Kelly from the Transportation Agency and Malcom Dougherty, the Director of the Department of Transportation, led a discussion and question-and-answer session for interested individuals and enterprises to learn more about how and when there may be opportunities to compete for state and federally funded transportation infrastructure contracts.
In April 2017 Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1, authored by State Senator Jim Beall, into law. SB 1 authorized $52 billion over the next 10 years to repair California's roads, highways, and bridges.
Governor Brown committed to Senator Bradford that these funds would allow diverse enterprises and individuals to compete and potentially win construction and service contracts and receive employment opportunities. "It is critical the workforce and contract professional services reflect the diversity of California", Senator Bradford stated.
The CSU-Dominguez Hills staff was pivotal in the execution of this event. Senator Bradford would like to thank California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White and CSU-Dominguez Hills President Willie Hagan for their leadership in making sure organizations representing diverse enterprises participated in the event.