Joshua Arce, Executive Director, Brightline Defense Project
Joshua Arce is the Executive Director of Brightline Defense Project, an advocacy organization that promotes sustainability and opportunity in traditionally underserved communities. Brightline’s key areas of focus are in advancing environmental justice, ensuring job creation and retention, and advocating for the development of fair, affordable, and sustainable housing. Josh has done a lot of work on local hire in San Francisco and recently co-published the report “The Failure of Good Faith: Local Hiring Policy Analysis and Recommendations for San Francisco,” which documents San Francisco’s failure in meeting its goal of 50% local resident hiring on public works projects paid for by the City. Josh is an attorney by training and holds a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and received a B.A. degree in Political Science from U.C.L.A.
Listen to his presentation at the Bay Area Social Equity Caucus Quarterly Meeting on Local Hire.