Statement: BAY AREA COUNCIL ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO SAN FRANCISCO’S PROPOSED LOCAL HIRE ORDINANCE
The Bay Area Council today announced its opposition to a plan by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to mandate that San Franciscans make up at least half the work force of construction projects in the City and within 70 miles of it.
Bay Area Council President & CEO Jim Wunderman released the following statement:
“This troubling trend of intra-county battles being started by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors needs to stop. The Bay Area is one regional economy, not nine island states. We need to focus on nurturing the fragile economic recovery in our region, not setting bad policies that pit county against county. The Bay Area Council urges Mayor Newsom to veto this foolhardy piece of legislation. Right now, we do not need any more incentives for businesses to leave any county, the Bay Area, or California.”