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<br />Orozco, Norma <br />From:Rich Gomez <> <br />Sent:Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:01 PM <br />To:eComment <br />Subject:Public Hearing Item #29 <br />Dear Mayor and Council Members, <br /> <br />My name is Rich Gomez and I am with the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Local 714. I am representing our <br />members and their family members who reside in the city of Santa Ana and the surrounding communities. <br /> <br />I would like to comment on this item, because it so important to our members who live in Santa Ana and for our <br />members who live in the surrounding cities of Santa Ana. <br /> <br />We suggest that the Council phase in a complete Skilled and Trained Workforce over a period of 3 years, subject to bid <br />submittal by trades and include a provision that a workforce agreement with the LA/OC Building Trades, including the <br />Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters that would qualify the project for a $5.00 per square foot payment if paying <br />an in-lieu fee. <br /> <br />We would also like to ensure that any local hire requirement be phased in at the same period as the skilled and trained <br />workforce percentage is phased in and that it includes a commitment to work with Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Orange <br />Unified School Districts and Rancho Santiago Community College District to accelerate construction pathways into pre- <br />apprentice and apprenticeship programs to ensure a continuing supply of young residents for the area and to ensure <br />production of sufficient work force housing in the City’s Housing Element to help ensure that Santa Ana and local <br />residents do not have to move to other counties to find workforce housing. <br /> <br />I would like to close by stating in a perfect world we would like for all these projects to be built by our Santa Ana <br />members and residents only, but this simply would be impossible, But if you have a combination of Santa Ana residents <br />and residents of the surrounding communities, this workforce would spend their money in your great city providing <br />Community Wealth. <br /> <br />Thank you, <br /> <br />Rich Gomez <br />Local 714 <br /> <br />Disclaimer <br />The information contained in this communication from the sender is confidential. It is intended solely for use by the recipient and <br />others authorized to receive it. If you are not the recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or <br />taking action in relation of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. <br />1 <br />