The legislation will require 20 percent local hiring in the first year, increasing by 5 percent each year to 50 percent in the seventh year. The measure had drawn concern from some contractors and building trade unions.
Mayor Gavin Newsom has expressed support for local hiring, but his office said today that Newsom has not had a chance to review the legislation.
Even if Newsom were to veto it, the board passed it today by a veto-proof 8-3 majority. The same majority gave initial approval on Dec. 7.
Supervisor John Avalos, the sponsor of the legislation, has called it “a new deal” for San Francisco that would bring more jobs to economically depressed neighborhoods in the city.
Today, Avalos praised the ordinance as “the nation’s strongest local hiring mandate.”
Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier, Carmen Chu and Sean Elsbernd voted against it.
Ari Burack, Bay City News