Jobs & Economic Development
Carlina served on the Community Board’s Economic Development Committee, where she met her husband, a small business owner. Carlina has seen small business challenges up close and understands how mom-and-pops struggle for survival. In her position at the City Council, Carlina secured funding to support small businesses and job creation, and will continue programs and projects for District 2.
Small Business Jobs Survival Act – Carlina supports the SBJSA to put power back into the hands of small business owners when they go to the negotiating table with their landlord. She helped issue a Small Business Guide to Lease Negotiations while on the Community Board to provide a resource to local operators.
Pipeline for Growth – Carlina will bring Council investment to job readiness programs, cooperative work experiences/apprenticeships, and creating space for tech jobs in our district. She will support community organizations with a focus on youth development, legal services, and workforce development.
MWBE & Entrepreneurship Programs – Carlina will advocate for more outreach opportunities, info sessions, and webinars on how to grow new businesses responsibly and find the assistance to become a minority- and/or woman-owned business (MWBE) vendor.