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Outlook: What to Watch for in Local Government in 2022 - Shared screen with speaker view
Mark Funkhouser
37:04
Nutter having tech issues.
Sheila Shockey
01:03:42
Has there been any analysis done about capacity to implement these important infrastructure investments? With the current labor market, not sure how cities and counties can mobilize to manage all this work but also how private contractors will be able to build all the infrastructure being funded? Is there a timeline for when investments must be made?
Douglas Jones
01:05:39
Liz, what is the name of that program for tree planting/urban forest? We're planning an audit on our urban forest.
Liz Farmer / F&A
01:06:55
The name of that program is "Healthy Streets" $500 mill over 5 years.
Douglas Jones
01:07:20
Thanks!
Liz Farmer / F&A
01:07:43
@Sheila, there's funding in the infrastructure bill and in ARP to pay for data analytics and other tech upgrades to be able to start tracking this stuff.
Liz Farmer / F&A
01:08:57
BUT governments are facing a labor shortage and it remains to be seen which ones will be able to adopt the necessary capabilities for implementing these programs
Mark Funkhouser
01:09:39
Gonna jump to mobility
Rosa Honani
01:10:25
How does/will this help desert areas
Yvonne Castillo
01:19:11
Yes, governments can BUY the right products and services to enable the private sector to scale. It's a great signaling mechanism.
Veronika Zubo / F&A
01:20:10
Let’s move to audience Qs next — OK?
Mark Funkhouser
01:20:20
yes
Mark Funkhouser
01:20:43
You gonna read them
Veronika Zubo / F&A
01:20:51
yes
Courtney Ruby
01:24:02
Liz, what program did you say is to reverse negative impacts of urban renewal. Thanks so much -- great program everyone! Thanks Mark as always!
Liz Farmer / F&A
01:28:47
@Courtney the program is called the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program -- $1 billion over 5 years.
Mark Funkhouser
01:30:12
V you are next
Douglas Jones
01:30:45
Thanks everybody. Great webinar. Informative. Thought provoking.
Yvonne Castillo
01:31:02
F150 -- big electric trucks that provide back-up power for homeowners for 3 days seems to be a big story of 2021 -- talk about a new definition of "infrastructure" --- perfect decentralized power source and the potential for Ford to be the largest utility ever.
Kevin Milligan
01:31:38
I concur - the panelists were terrific. Thanks very much to each of you!
Yvonne Castillo
01:31:43
thank you!
Liz Farmer / F&A
01:31:43
@Yvonne, thanks for sharing -- great observation
Joan Pu
01:32:31
Thank you very for the great information and insights
Sheila Shockey
01:33:10
Thank you for the presentation! We would love to have you as our panelist on Think + Drink Like a Futurist! I'll reach out!
Liz Farmer / F&A
01:34:20
Thanks everyone for attending and for your thoughtful questions! Let's do this again ;-)
Mark Funkhouser
01:34:50
Thanks for sharing this hour with us.