The Bay Area Council today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan:
“With his $1.5 trillion plan, President Trump is making good on his promise to address this country’s badly deteriorating infrastructure,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. “Our infrastructure problems are not a partisan issue, and we’re hopeful this can begin a productive discussion among Democrats and Republicans about how our nation is going tackle a massive problem that has been decades in the making. Finding ways to streamline regulatory and review processes that can drag on for years and years is deserving of attention, along with promoting greater use of public private partnerships to creatively finance projects. There will be much debate about the balance of funding from various sources – federal, state, local and private – but we’re encouraged that the issue is attracting attention from the highest levels of leadership.”
About the Bay Area Council
The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1945, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the voice of Bay Area business. Today, more than 300 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member. Our members employ more than 4.43 million workers and have revenues of $1.94 trillion, worldwide. Learn more at www.bayareacouncil.org.