Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0554    Version: 1 Name: ED - Project Labor Agreement
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to hire an Independent Jobs Coordinator to work with contractors for all eligible projects under the remaining term of the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and provide any recommendations to the Joint Administrative Committee (JAC); and Increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Economic Development Department by $20,000, offset by revenue from qualified PLA projects. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 061119-R-38sr&att.pdf
Related files: 19-0320, 15-0300
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to hire an Independent Jobs Coordinator to work with contractors for all eligible projects under the remaining term of the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and provide any recommendations to the Joint Administrative Committee (JAC); and

Increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Economic Development Department by $20,000, offset by revenue from qualified PLA projects. (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 (Building Trades Council), and the signatory Craft Councils and Local Unions, for all covered projects over $500,000, for a period of five years. The PLA was fully executed as of May 22, 2015 and will conclude in May 2020.

On April 16, 2019, the City Council directed the City Manager to return to City Council within 30 days with options for having an Independent Jobs Coordinator on all eligible PLA projects and costs associated; and, to provide information, via memorandum, about additional services that can be provided and what those costs would be (Exhibit A). The motion also directed the City Manager to return to the City Council with proposed solutions so that the City Council can then make recommendations to the PLA Joint Administrative Committee (JAC), for consideration.

On May 7, 2019, the City Manager’s Office met with the Chairs of the JAC to review the City Council motion, review current efforts by the Building Trades Council, identify options for having an Independent Jobs Coordinator on all eligible projects, discuss best practice models, review potential impacts to the PLA, identify potential funding sources, and to suggest next steps. The meeting also included representatives from the Building Trades Council, Pacific Gateway, and City staff. While the JAC does...

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