Greenmail lives in San Diego, making PLA ban irrelevant

Nov. 9, 2012

By Chris Reed

In June, San Diego voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on project labor agreements. But they can’t do anything about greenmail, so guess what: CEQA threats have persuaded Mayor Jerry Sanders to give in to union demands on a hugely costly project:

“Organized labor has dropped its opposition to the planned expansion of the San Diego Convention Center after winning a number of concessions aimed at protecting workers, ensuring local hiring and guaranteeing defined benefits.

“The agreement to support the expansion, announced by Mayor Jerry Sanders, removes a major hurdle that threatened to derail the $520 million project.

“Labor unions, Sanders said, have agreed to not pursue further litigation and to drop lawsuits challenging the project’s environmental assessment, as well as the city’s financing plan to fund the project with an added room tax already approved by San Diego hoteliers.

It’s the San Diego way!

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  1. Don't be fooled by phony CEQA reform
    Don't be fooled by phony CEQA reform 13 November, 2012, 08:13

    Do not be fooled when the phony reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) known as the “Sustainable Environmental Protection Act” returns to the legislature in 2013. It does nothing to address how CEQA is used as leverage for extortion by unions and other parties looking for a payoff.

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