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Study: California Housing Workforce Shortage in 2019 is a Barrier to Affordability
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to California's Housing and Community Development Department (HCD), the golden state must dramatically increase the productive capacity of its residential construction sector in order to create enough new housing to improve affordability. However, new research released today by Smart Cities Prevail shows the industry has failed to make the investments necessary to compete for the more than 200,000 new workers necessary to meet this ambitious goal.
Smart Cities Prevail Launches California TV and Online Campaign On Prevailing Wage Laws
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Smart Cities Prevail today released a series of new TV advertisements on prevailing wage laws, part of a multi-state public information campaign launching in California and New Mexico. "Rebuilding America" highlights the important role that prevailing wage laws play in promoting local hiring and higher quality workmanship on schools, roads and other public projects.
Open Letter from California City Leaders Calls for Prevailing Wages in State Housing Reforms
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an open letter that ran as a full page ad in today's Sacramento Bee, elected leaders from six of California's eight largest cities called on California Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature to include prevailing wage standards in state housing reforms. The ad was paid for by Smart Cities Prevail (SCP).
New Study Linking Prevailing Wage Standards with Housing Reforms Would Close Affordability Gap
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A brand new study by construction industry research non-profit Smart Cities Prevail shows that linking prevailing wage standards with proposed reforms to streamline new housing development would close the affordability gap, save state and local governments tens of millions of dollars annually, and disproportionately benefit communities of color.
City Of Berkeley Enacts First of Its Kind Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last night, the City of Berkeley approved a first-of-its-kind local ordinance aimed at preventing wage theft on local construction projects, Smart Cities Prevail announced on July 20; authored by Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, co-sponsored by a majority of the Council and supported by construction industry trade associations and workers’ rights groups.
New Study Examines Economic, Social, and Fiscal Impacts of U.S. State Prevailing Wage Laws
CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As policy debates rage in states from Michigan and New Hampshire to New Mexico and West Virginia, researchers from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Smart Cities Prevail have just completed the first ever national study on the economic, social, and project cost impacts of state prevailing wage laws.
Stop Wage Theft Campaign to Kick Off January 26 in Berkeley
MEDIA ADVISORY: BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Smart Cities Prevail, a leading construction industry research and advocacy organization, will launch a new campaign to combat construction industry wage theft at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 26th at Berkeley City Hall.
New Research Exposes Folly of Wisconsin's Prevailing Wage Repeal Proposal: Will Cost Thousands of Jobs
Repeal will cost Wisconsin thousands of jobs, hundreds of millions of dollars MADISON, Wis. /Neotrope News Network/ -- Just completed research by Colorado State University...
Study: Prevailing Wage Adds 17.5K Jobs to California Economy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Prevailing Wage policies add 17,500 jobs and $1.4 billion in output across California's economy, according to a new study released today by Smart Cities Prevail – a leading construction industry education and research organization.
Smart Cities Prevail to Palo Alto: Pay Prevailing Wage
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In advance of tomorrow's soft opening of the still incomplete Mitchell Park Library, Dale Howard, spokesperson for Smart Cities Prevail, issued the following statement regarding the status of the troubled project, and called on city officials to change prevailing wage policy to mitigate similar problems in the future:
Newport Beach Moves to Pay Prevailing Wage
Unanimous Council Decision Paves Way for SB 7 Compliance NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last night, the Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously to...
Court Officially Affirms New Calif. Prevailing Wage Law
Supporters Hail Victory for Bipartisanship, Economy and California Taxpayers SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last Friday, after hearing arguments from both sides in the...
Prevailing Wage Law Ruled Constitutional
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil issued a tentative ruling upholding Senate Bill 7 – a bipartisan law enacted in 2013 that is designed to encourage more of California’s Charter Cities to pay Prevailing Wage on locally-funded construction projects. In response to today’s developments, Dale Howard, spokesperson for Smart Cities Prevail – California’s leading research and education authority on Prevailing Wage issues – issued the following statement.
Three Recent Polls Show Strong Support for Prevailing Wage Policies
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to Smart Cities Prevail, three recent polls conducted in California show broad support for prevailing wage policies on...