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Citizen leads push for hiring ordinance in Galt

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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 12:00 am

Even though the Galt City Council struck down the idea of a local hiring ordinance in December, it will be back on its agenda Tuesday night.

Citizen Gene Davenport, who serves on the Planning Commission as an alternate, will request that the council puts the ordinance on the November ballot.

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  • posted at 11:29 am on Tue, Mar 23, 2010.


    why are all three main stories on GALT???? who lives there...lol

  • posted at 4:23 am on Tue, Mar 23, 2010.


    Check out the city of Stockton's new hiring ordinance for city public works jobs, Their requires that those local hires be a full time resident of Stockton for at least one year to keep these local contractors from bringing cheaper help from outside the area that has enacted this ordinance. Don't for a minute think your "honest" local contractors like Diede, Reed, and Stephens, among others, don't use real cheap laborers from outside their areas. If cities and town used union contractors on all publics works jobs, they'd use qualified journeyman and apprentices and would be assured of getting the job done right the first time, under or on budget, and on time. It's a government, OSHA, I believe that each employee also be safety certified and those who operate equipment must also be certified to operate even a forklift. That's only for public works projects, Cogito, I believe. Any jobs such as shopping malls, manufacturing plants, office complexes and similar projects would be exempt and private ventures wouldn't be affected. With project bidders on projects coming from Oregon, Nevada and southern California with ridiculously low bids it will keep them honest having local employees monitoring them.

  • posted at 3:53 am on Tue, Mar 23, 2010.


    What a stupid idea. So, you have a workforce of 10 employees who have worked for you for a decade. In order to get a contract with Galt, you have to tell 3 of them to stay home and hire 3 locals who you don't even know, and who don't have a job? Does this sound like a stupid idea to anyone else?



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