Tags Local Business Enterprise (LBE)
Tag: Local Business Enterprise (LBE)
Bay Area Black women are unapologetically moving into construction, training with Mission Rock Academy and partners, to learn trade skills including running equipment like tower cranes, pile-drivers, forklifts, backhoes, boom trucks and Bobcat excavators.
In 1996 Eva Patterson, then executive director of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and Fred Jordan, President of the African American Chamber of Commerce, with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Senator Diane Feinstein, opposed Prop 209. Today they are fervently supporting Prop 16 on the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot to repeal the 1996 Prop 209 with an amendment to the California Constitution.
As a union carpenter and general contractor with over 30 years of experience, I can safely say that the first year under San Francisco’s landmark new local hiring law exceeded even my hopeful expectations. The next step is to identify and support local community contractors. The City can partner with local contractors who actively recruit and employ local residents.