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One way in which SR Holguin, PC ensures our clients and their members stay informed is by keeping you updated on recent developments relating to workers’ rights. Today’s updates come following the release of the September 30, 2020 Los Angeles City Council meeting agenda. There is one item in particular that could impact you.
Workers Who Could Be Impacted: Workers throughout the City of Los Angeles
On July 29, 2020, a Motion was introduced by Councilmember Gil Cedillo (1st District) and seconded by Councilmember Monica Rodriguez (7th District).
The Motion provided in part, “[g]iven the vast economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our city residents have been detrimentally impacted through the loss of their jobs. This unemployment is felt most heavily by those who are not college educated, and who are competing for jobs in a labor market where there are many potential employees and very few job opportunities. Given the economic vulnerability of many of our city residents, feasible land use policies must be explored to incentivize employment opportunities, particularly amongst those employed in service sector occupations.”
Therefore, the Motion called for the “the Council [to] instruct the Planning Department, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare and present an ordinance that requires that every Development Agreement for the construction of any project in the city, include a provision requiring project applicants to enter into an agreement with the city, or whomever is the most appropriate agency, to incorporate a ‘local hire requirement’ into all development projects, thereby ensuring the hiring of local residents, particularly but not limited to those in service sector occupations, living in close proximity to the proposed project site.”
On July 29, 2020, the Motion was referred to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee. On September 3, 2020, the Committee approved the Motion and amendment requested by Councilmember Cedillo. The amendment adds language to instruct “that the report include information on the following: a. Prevailing Wage Project. b. The JJJ Projects c. The Development Agreement Projects that have been approved by the City and provide an analysis of how many projects in the City have a mandated State-approved skilled and trained workforce requirement.”
Agenda item 9 of the of the September 30, 2020 Los Angeles City Council meeting calls for the full City Council’s consideration of the Motion.
We hope these updates are helpful to you.
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