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PRIVATELY FUNDED PROJECTS WILL PAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WORKERS PREVAILING WAGE IN COUNTY

09/14/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to move forward with a policy to ensure privately-funded construction projects provide traffic control workers with a wage equal to or greater than the prevailing wage set by the State for work done on the County of San Diego’s nearly 2,000 miles right-of-ways. Publicly-funded projects are required to pay workers a prevailing wage, and this effort extends that requirement to privately-funded projects. The policy also seeks ways to expedite the issuance of permits for right-of-way projects. 

 

Chair Fletcher and Supervisor Lawson-Remer, the authors of the policy, issued the following statements after the vote:

 

“Traffic control workers face dangerous conditions as they reroute traffic around construction projects; they deserve to be paid fairly,” said Chair Fletcher. “Our State requires prevailing wage for publicly funded construction projects, but our action ensures private companies that do work in the nearly 2,000 miles of County right-of-ways are aligned with the State when doing work in our County.  This is the right thing to do.”     

"This action will improve the safety of our roads and help working San Diegans to afford to live and raise their families here," said Supervisor Lawson-Remer. 

After today’s decision by the Board of Supervisors, the Chief Administrative Officer will have 120 days to develop a right-of-way ordinance with input from stakeholders, and return with an assessment of potential improvements to speed-up right-of-way permits.

 

Read the entire policy by clicking here