Local-hiring for Doyle Drive rebuild pushed

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a resolution requesting that Caltrans hire locally for its $1 billion rebuilding Doyle Drive project.

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who introduced the resolution, said that since the project’s funding comes from multiple sources, such as $200 million in federal money, the project is not required to participate in the city’s local hiring provisions when it comes to construction jobs. “Our goals for local hiring are not being respected,” Mirkarimi said.

The project will result in 13,000 jobs, Mirkarimi said, and “there is no security in knowing how many of those jobs will be afforded to San Franciscans.”

The resolution is non-binding, but is meant to send a clear message. It “requests that Caltrans and its contractors and subcontractors actively participate in San Francisco’s Workforce Development Programs.
 

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