Policy & Tools: Examples of Targeted Hire Programs (Construction and Permanent Jobs)

East Palo Alto Local Hire Ordinance
East Palo Alto, CA

The City of East Palo Alto first established local hiring requirements for a major development project in 1996. Subsequently, those requirements were codified in a city ordinance passed in 2000 that covers all redevelopment that receives more than $50,000 in city subsidy. The ordinance applies both to construction and permanent jobs. Implementation began immediately upon passage and is ongoing.

Policy Language

First Source Hiring and Local Business Enterprise Policy


East Palo Alto Local Hire Ordinance Staff Report (April-June 2007)

East Palo Alto Local Hire Ordinance Staff Report (January-March 2007)

East Palo Alto Local Hire Ordinance Staff Report (August 2006)

East Palo Alto Local Hire Ordinance Staff Report (September 2005)

Hollywood & Highland
Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles’ Hollywood & Highland development required construction and permanent local hire programs; these requirements were incorporated into development agreements signed in 1999 and were implemented in 2000 and 2001.

Policy Language

TrizecHahn Project Jobs Program- Urban Development Action Grant


Job Creation Summary from Community Redevelopment Agency Final Report

Gates Cherokee Project
Denver, CO

Community benefits won for Denver’s Gates Cherokee Redevelopment in 2006 include enhanced implementation of the city’s existing local hire program for both permanent and construction jobs. Developers have yet to break ground for the project, so implementation has not formally begun, though stakeholders are in the process of establishing the infrastructure and relationships needed to implement the program.

Policy Language

Cherokee Urban Redevelopment Plan


Map of First Source Hiring Priority Areas

Sign up form to receive notice of jobs that give preference to Denver residents


First Source Local Hiring Overview and History

Community Benefits Achievements at the Gates Cherokee Project

Annie E. Casey Report- The Gates Cherokee Redevelopment Project: “A Huge Step forward for Low-Income People in Denver”

Ballpark Village
San Diego, CA

The CBA for Ballpark Village, in San Diego, requires local hire for permanent and construction jobs. The agreement was signed in 2005, but changes in the nature of the project have delayed groundbreaking. The current project design includes residential, retail and entertainment venues, and a major hotel. Stakeholders are now preparing the infrastructure in anticipation of groundbreaking sometime in the coming year.

Policy Language

Ballpark Village Project Community Benefits Agreement


Request for Proposal Guidelines- Ballpark Village Community Job Training and Placement Program