Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0320    Version: Name: FM - Project Labor Agrmnt Update
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/28/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/9/2019 Final action: 4/16/2019
Title: Recommendation to receive and file the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Cumulative Report through February 2019 on the progress of the City’s PLA application and administration. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Financial Management
Indexes: Report
Attachments: 1. 040919-R-16sr&att.pdf, 2. 041619-R-14sr&att.pdf, 3. 041619-R-14 PowerPoint.pdf, 4. 041619-R-14 Corresp.LB Local Hire Coalition.pdf, 5. 041619-R-14 TFF Memo.pdf
Related files: 15-0300, 19-0554
TITLE
Recommendation to receive and file the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Cumulative Report through February 2019 on the progress of the City’s PLA application and administration. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On April 7, 2015, the City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a Citywide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the City of Long Beach (City), the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, and the signatory Craft Councils and Local Unions, for a period of five years. The PLA applies to all covered projects over the threshold amount of $500,000, subject to State and Federal or other funding restrictions. At that meeting, staff was requested to return to the City Council at the three-year mark to report on progress.

Since its approval and implementation, the PLA has been applied to 25 projects totaling over $146 million in construction value. The PLA to date is performing well, having exceeded both its 40 percent local hire goal and 10 percent disadvantaged/veteran resident goal. Based on current status, a cumulative attainment of 77 percent of total work hours are from workers with Los Angeles and Orange Counties for a total of 180,972 work hours, and 12 percent of work hours is performed by disadvantaged or veteran residents for a total of 28,565 hours of work. Additionally, PLA administration costs are within the original estimate of 1 percent of contract award.

Staff has prepared a written report (Attachment), which includes: an executive summary; overviews of the PLA provisions, covered projects, the administrative process and costs, and certain challenges encountered in the bidding process; and, reporting on compliance with PLA requirements and goals.

This year, management of the PLA will be transitioning from the Department of Financial Management to the Department of Economic Development, Workforce Development Bureau (Pacific Gateway), to enhance outreach to underrepresented workers in the Long Beach community...

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