San Diego School District Happy With PSA; Votes Unanimously to Continue Using It
July 26, 2012 - The San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees, after placing a $2.8 billion school bond measure on the November ballot, pointed to the positive results of its current project stabilization agreement, or PSA with the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council, and voted unanimously to continue using the PSA for all future construction projects.
Board member Shelia Jackson cited the success of the current agreement, saying it has “produced more jobs in southeastern San Diego than any other entity in this city. So we have something to be proud about, and I’m very happy to be including it in all our projects now.” She praised the effect of the PSA on people from disadvantaged neighborhoods. “We were able to put our neediest people in programs and get them careers. Not one-time jobs, not low-wage paying jobs, but skilled labor jobs, that will pay off in careers for a lifetime. So thank you.”
After voting to put the bond measure on the ballot, the board then passed a resolution to continue future construction work with the PSA. That means that all future construction work in the district will be done under the PSA, whether voters approve or reject the bond measure.
This is a great victory for the Building Trades, especially coming in San Diego, right in ABC’s back yard.
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