THE PRICE WE pay for inequities in our society measures in the billions in cities and counties and in the trillions nationally. While we can't grow our way into equity, equity can drive growth. In this talk before the National League of Cities, Mayor Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, makes the case for developing a shared community goal of inclusive growth. She also highlights the kind of tailored policies - from early childhood development to light rail - that can help everyone participate in that growth.
I am committed to bringing the idea of Inclusive Growth to San Mateo County. It's clear that our budgeting process as well as our process for Measure A investments would benefit from this type of policy making.