Elizabeth Salaam 12:06 p.m., May 21
Councilmember Marti Emerald Speaks Out Against Prop A
City councilmember Marti Emerald released a taped statement today in opposition to Proposition A, the proposed ban on project labor agreements in the city of San Diego. In the video, she questions the initiative’s potential impact on city parks and public safety.
Prop A “will cost San Diego billions of dollars in state grants, money we need to build parks and rec centers and libraries. Money we also need for fire stations and police storefronts to keep our neighborhoods safe,” says Emerald.
“A few well-heeled developers are funding Prop A because they want bigger profits at the expense of your quality of life,” she continues.
The ad is sponsored and distributed by Taxpayers to Preserve Community Jobs and No on Measure A, labor-backed organizations. Other supporters listed at the end of the testimony include the San Diego Democratic Party and Democratic legislators Toni Atkins, Ben Hueso, and councilmember Todd Gloria.