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Governor Signs PLA Bill Targeting Charter Cities Despite League Request for Veto

April 26, 2012

On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed League-opposed SB 829 (Rubio) prohibiting the use of state funds for any construction project in a charter city with a ban on project labor agreements (PLAs).

 

SB 829 builds on last year’s SB 922 (Steinberg), which prohibited bans on PLAs in all general law cities and withheld state funds for charter city projects on a project-specific basis. The League also opposed SB 922 last year. For more, please read “Governor Signs PLA Bill, SB 922, Calls it ‘Fair’ and ‘Democratic’” in the Oct. 3 issue of CA Cities Advocate.

The League does not have policy for or against PLAs, but supports the rights of local governments and voters to use their best judgment to determine the most cost effective means to complete a local project and put Californians back to work.

SB 829 is extremely detrimental to charter cities with voter approved bans on PLAs and could lead to the halt in infrastructure projects like fire stations, hospitals, affordable housing and water treatment facilities.

The League’s opposition and request for veto letters are available on the League’s website by typing “SB 829” into the search box.



 
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