LA City Council introduces measure aiming for transparency with contractors who support Trump’s border wall
Donald Trump continues to be determined to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border. however some cities are now taking a stand against those that build the wall. In Southern California, Los Angeles joins a growing list of places putting penalties on contractors trying to get a piece of the border wall project.
The LA city council introduced a measure that would require contractors that plan to do business with the city to disclose if they are submitting bids to build the wall.
City councilman Gil Cedillo adds that nearly half of Los Angeles are foreign born, or the children of immigrants.
“The border wall would be a monument to shame to the harm being done to countless residents and their families,” Cedillo said. “Let’s be real; this wall is a threat to our values, our vision, and our well being in Los Angeles. It is disruptive and it has no place here on our border.”
The California lawmaker is also pushing for similar legislation that would ban doing business with contractors, those who want to build the wall — other cities such as San Francisco or Oakland have also introduced legislation that would blacklist these wall bidders.
Despite these moves, hundreds of contractors are expected to submit bids. Several will be chosen to show off prototypes in San Diego next month.
The Associated General Contractors of California has spoken out against the pending measures, saying that contractors should be able to enjoy the right to choose which projects they wish to bid on, without fear of reprisal or discrimination.