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  • Aug. 28, 2018

CFEC Asks San Jose City Council to Expose Union Abuse of CEQA Against Dove Hill Medical Facility


SUBJECT: Item 10.2 - PDC14-051/PD16-019 - Planned Development Rezoning and Planned Development Permit for Real Property Located at 4200 Dove Hill Road.
 
Dear San Jose City Council:

At your meeting today (August 28, 2018) you will consider a Planned Development Rezoning and Planned Development Permit for the proposed Dove Hill Medical Facility Project at 4200 Dove Hill Road.

Notice the zealous concern of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), Local Union 270  for white-tailed kites, loggerhead shrikes, Bay Checkerspot butterflies, California tiger salamanders, California red-legged frogs, and other species that may be located at this site. (See the letter, extracted from the meeting packet, here: April 30, 2018 - Lozeau Drury - Laborers (LIUNA) Union Local 270 - Dove Hill Medical Care Project - City of San Jose - Letter.)

The Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction encourages you to ask representatives of the Laborers Union, including attorneys for the law firm of Lozeau Drury LLP, if these species would be protected to their satisfaction if the developer of the Dove Hill Medical Facility Project agreed that construction companies building the proposed facility shall be required to sign a Project Labor Agreement with one or more trade unions.

We are guessing that those species will never be adequately protected UNLESS there is a Project Labor Agreement. And we assert that Project Labor Agreements are not a legitimate method of mitigation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Someday, somewhere, elected officials representing the People will ask questions to confirm that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is in practice a labor law that belongs in the California Labor Code. Will today be the day in the City of San Jose? One can only hope. 

Ditto area media.  

Sincerely,


Eric Christen
Executive Director
Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction

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