That means Escudero will be filling two key full-time positions and hiring two to three more part-time college interns, making five more people working in the office.
“We will be constructing a community organizations database as well as building a statewide calendar of Latino events. We will also be building a new Website. And starting next year, we will be conducting a series of programs across the state. Some of these programs will be for community agencies for which they can submit bids. Between our own programs and those up for bids, within the next two years we estimate spending $500,000 on community projects,” said Escudero.
The infrastructure Escudero will be building will enable the agency “to establish a fair evaluation process to select the winners in the bidding process,” said Escudero.
The two staff positions to be filled are for a Community Liaison Officer, which has already been announced, and a Policy Liaison Officer, which Escudero expects to announce later this fall.
Escudero says he will remain “front and center” in the halls of power as the agency’s director.
“We thank not only the Governor, but the members of the House and Senate, both Republicans and Democrats, for their support,” says Escudero.
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