The Board of Supervisors recently met to amend the administrative code for San Francisco’s local hiring policy in regards to construction. In particular, they wanted to improve the figures for construction projects in areas like Potrero Flats to use local labor as much as possible. In previous projects, they almost reach their goals. However, the Board finds it unexceptional that these standards have not yet been reached.
Amending the Code will mean more emphasis placed on hiring practices. It will also mean that there are penalties for those that do not meet local hiring percentages on city construction Projects. Any city public work or in proven projects that require construction, subcontractors, and contractors will be under the lens for enforcement.
In particular, they want disadvantaged workers to be hired first. This means that chronically unemployed residents of Potrero Flats will be first hires. This is great news concerning the upcoming construction that will be done at the Mission Bay site where SalesForce.com plans to move.
Long before building construction at SalesForce.com, there will be city projects to improve the sidewalks and change the measurements of the lots. This means that jobs for locals will start to be a focus in the near future.