Mayor Todd Gloria on Thursday introduced his help for Measure D to permit the town to simply accept challenge labor agreements which might be a prerequisite for state funding of infrastructure work.
Measure D would repeal a 2012 ban on challenge labor agreements that conflicts with state legislation. Such agreements cowl a number of contractors and unions to systematize labor relations at a building web site.
“San Diegans have been ready a very long time to see progress on addressing the backlog in repairs, enhancements and new amenities,” stated Gloria at a press convention. “However San Diego’s large plans depend on state funding to make them actuality, and the one approach to ensure we stay eligible for funding is by saying sure on Measure D on the poll field this November.”
In response to the town’s Impartial Price range Analyst, the present ban “could expose the town to lack of state funds for building initiatives.” The report additionally notes that the present legislation “raises the chance of litigation prices and associated challenge delays.”
Gloria identified that such a delay that came about throughout his time within the state Meeting, when a lawsuit filed by contractors led the state to freeze state funding for Pure Water, San Diego’s formidable water recycling challenge. Gloria sponsored emergency laws, however the delay value an estimated $130 million.
“We are able to’t afford that type of uncertainty, “he stated. “We have to cross Measure D and keep away from the chance of litigation and dear delays.”
Along with defending San Diego’s eligibility for state infrastructure funding, Measure D requires public disclosure for all bids and contracts over $10,000, establishes a citizen oversight committee, and prohibits all types of discrimination and harassment on metropolis initiatives.