Mayor Lee Announces Local Hire Implementation Plan
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco’s Local Hire implementation plan, a roadmap that will guide City departments, contractors and the broader community to ensure that the City’s local hiring ordinance is achievable, flexible and will succeed in boosting San Francisco’s economy and provide jobs for San Francisco residents.
Mayor Lee, who announced Local Hire implementation as one of his top policy priorities during his inauguration speech, assembled a working group during his first weeks in office that has drafted a plan to implement Local Hire. The new law, an amendment to Chapter 6.22(G) of the San Francisco Administrative Code, takes effect March 25, 2011, and will require contractors performing City public works or improvement projects to meet mandatory levels of San Francisco resident participation. The implementation plan calls for utilizing existing City resources and infrastructure to not only implement the new policy, but to streamline future contracting procedures, including taking advantage of technology to automate formerly paper-driven processes.