Posts Tagged ‘fair and open competition’
As it does every election, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association has analyzed local propositions and selected state ballot measures with an economic impact on taxpayers, and issued its recommendations based on its mission statement, which is “promoting accountable, cost-effective and efficient government and opposing unnecessary taxes and fees.”
SDCTA’s voting recommendations are:
Proposition A – City of San Diego Fair & Open Competition Ordinance. Amends Municipal Code: YES
Proposition B – City of San Diego Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative. Amends City Charter: YES
Oceanside City Councilmember Jerry Kern received an Excellence in Leadership Award for his pioneering support of fair and open competition from the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego at its annual Excellence in Contracting Awards on November 17. “We only recognize one political figure each year, and this year the choice was clear,” said Philip Piel, ABCSD Board Chairman. “Jerry Kern has stood up for fair and open competition early and often.” Among Kern’s accomplishments:
- Kern sponsored a city charter for Oceanside requiring fair and open competition in public contracting for the first time in California, saving Oceanside taxpayer millions of dollars.
I am excited to announce that the “Fair and Open Competition Ordinance” qualified for the June 2012 Primary Election ballot. This measure, which I helped craft and supported from day one, will bar the City of San Diego from entering into union-only construction contracts in the future, or “project labor agreements” (PLAs).
PLAs keep non-union companies from bidding on contracts, drive up the cost of development projects, and shut out non-union contractors from jobs in San Diego. Getting this measure on the ballot is a vital step forward to make San Diego an even playing field for all businesses.
From the local Republican Party…
SAN DIEGO — Just when you thought you had seen it all, Lorena Gonzalez’ Labor Council hits a new low with a disgusting, race baiting ad on Spanish language television designed to scare voters into voting No on Proposition G in Chula Vista.
The ad claims that the Arizona law just passed will result in people getting arrested if they look like they’re from Mexico, and implies that Proposition G will bring that type of discrimination to Chula Vista, essentially tying the faulty assertion of the first with the equally faulty assertion of the other.
From Chula Vista Councilmember John McCann. Watch the video…
by John McCann
Prop G, the Fair and Open Competition Ordinance, guarantees that all qualified contractors and workers, both Union and Non-Union, have the opportunity to compete for public construction projects in Chula Vista.
Prop G will stimulate a quality Bayfront project, the completion of a four-year university, and state and federal projects in Chula Vista. Prop G will also benefit local Veterans by providing local job opportunities.
From Supervisor Horn on today’s County Board action to ban Project Labor Agreements…
Supervisor – Fifth District
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
For Immediate Release
Ensuring Fair and Open Competition for County Contracts
(San Diego) The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a recommendation from Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn to adopt an ordinance that bans Project Labor Agreements in County contracts beyond what the State and Federal government mandate.
Chula Vistans will vote on the Fair and Open Competition Ordinance as part of the June 8, 2010 statewide primary election. For more on the ordinance, visit http://fairnessforchulavista.com/ The following was submitted to SD Rostra as a guest commentary…
by Hon. Larry Breitfelder
Fair and open competition is not a slogan or a political tactic. It is a core American value.