The Metro Council advanced two jobs-related bills Tuesday night, as expected. Councilwoman Erica Gilmore's proposal for a Community Benefit Agreement, which passed on first reading, would require a certain number of jobs on publicly funded development projects go to local workers with employment barriers, who live in low-income zip codes. The Workforce Development Program proposal from Council members Jerry Maynard and Lonnell Matthews which, generally, aims to provide job training and placement for local residents in projects that have received economic incentives from Metro. It passed on second reading.
Below is the play-by-play from last night: