Santee Mayor Voepel calls on College Board members to keep their promise to taxpayers in labor battle

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Santee Mayor Randy Voepel is calling on Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District trustees to live up to their prior commitment to fair and open competition on several million dollars of publicly-funded construction projects, in what is shaping up to be a Tuesday night Donnybrook for the usually quiet East County school board.

Many area residents have only learned in the last few days of the plan by Grossmont-Cuyamaca to approve a union-only Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for facility improvements funded by a $398 million bond measure approved by voters in 2012.

Mailers from both the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction have landed in mail boxes the last few days, alerting the community to the proposal being considered, which is at odds with the ballot measure approved by the same board members just three years ago.

Santee Mayor Voepel sent a letter to the College Board on Monday, expressing his opposition to the PLA and urging the members to stick with their promise.

See more of Rostra’s prior coverage here.

Voepel’s letter…

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Board meets Tuesday at Grossmont College, at 4 p.m. for a workshop on PLAs and at 6:30 p.m for its regular meeting. Link to the agenda.

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Assemblyman Brian Jones also weighed in with a letter on Tuesday…
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  1. I especially like the close of Assembly Member Jones’ letter:

    “If I can help you in Sacramento in any way, please let me know.”

    Quid pro quo?

  2. Follow @DaytonPubPolicy on Twitter for blow by blow on Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District union #PLA battle. Happening now. #donnybrook

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