Preserve Our Fair Share To Recover & Rebuild

Safeguard San Diego

Safeguard State Infrastructure Funding For San Diego

Outdated city contracting rules put San Diego at risk to lose millions in state infrastructure funds.  Over $64 million a year San Diego needs now more than ever.  The Safeguard San Diego measure is a simple fix that protects our fair share of state funding while increasing taxpayer accountability and prioritizing job opportunities for local workers.

VOTE YES ON D to rebuild our infrastructure, restore our economy and safeguard San Diego.

Our Supporters

San Diego Building Trades Council

Middle Class Taxpayers Association
Alliance San Diego
Sierra Club San Diego
San Diego Coastkeeper
San Diego Labor Council

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I Endorse Safeguard San Diego

  • Scott Peters, U.S. Representative Toni Atkins, Senate President pro Tem Ben Hueso, State Senator
    Todd Gloria, San Diego Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, National City Mayor Lorena Gonzalez, CA Labor Federation
    Frank Jordan, President Emeritus, CA NAACP Brian Maienschein, Assemblymember Chris Ward, Assemblymember
    Nathan Fletcher, County Supervisor Nora Vargas, County Supervisor Dr. Akilah Weber, Assemblymember
  • Kyra Greene, Center on Policy Initiatives M.P Caulfield, Major General, US Marine Corps, retired Jason Stanley, Homework
    Christine Kehoe, State Senator, retired Georgette Gómez, former San Diego City Council President David Alvarez, Assemblymember

WHAT’S AT STAKE

$64m

In 2019, San Diego received over $64 million in state funds to fix streets, upgrade parks and rebuild neighborhood infrastructure.

$140m

For San Diego’s Pure Water project alone, the loss of state funds would cost city taxpayers $140 million.

$12.4 billion

With $12.4 billion lost from San Diego’s economy in 2020 due to COVID-19, we need to safeguard our city’s ability to rebuild and get San Diegans back to work.

Safeguard San Diego empowers the city to pass critical workforce protections, like priority hiring for locals and apprenticeships for laid off workers.

HOW IT WORKS

Safeguard San Diego updates city contracting rules to meet state funding requirements and ensure our city doesn’t lose state infrastructure dollars in this economic crisis. It restores the city’s ability to use project labor agreements for priority local hiring so we can get San Diegans back to work and rebuild our economy. And there’s more public disclosure and strict accountability so taxpayer dollars are protected.