About time! I have been proposing this program for years now. I hope that Mayor Wong utilizes these funds as I had suggested. This program is essential toward building a sense of community.
I have proposed for the mayor to bring in five to six officers that she thought could best facilitate such a program. These officers could give business cards to young adults whom they feel are on the fence concerning at risk of falling into a life of crime.
These cards would direct these kids to the Mayors office where she could have them fill out applications and hire them to clean up Fitchburg.
Building a sense of community is vital for a better Fitchburg. We must promote respect from both sides and bring the community together as one.
I believe it's not really intended for city cleanup jobs, as much as real jobs with commercial employers who get reimbursed through the program. But, perhaps there is some leeway in how the funds are used and who is considered an employer.