Outdated city contracting rules put San Diego at risk to lose millions in state infrastructure funds.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.
In 2019, San Diego received over $64 million in state funds to fix streets, upgrade parks and rebuild neighborhood infrastructure.
For San Diego’s Pure Water project alone, the loss of state funds would cost city taxpayers $140 million.
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.
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.