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.
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.
Gates Cherokee Project
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.
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.