Times of San Diego: Mayor, Sen. Hueso Push for ‘Promise Zones’ in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

February 09, 2018

By Debbie L. Sklar / February 9, 2018

As excerpted from Times of San Diego

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and state Sen. Ben Hueso Friday pushed for passage of a senate bill assisting the creation of federal “promise zones” aimed at improving blighted urban, rural and tribal communities.

The bill, SB 635, was co-sponsored by the city of San Diego.

“A child’s zip code should never determine that individual’s destiny,” Hueso said at a joint news conference with Faulconer. “However, oftentimes the community that a child grows up in impacts their odds of graduating high school, health outcomes, and lifetime economic opportunities.