Apparently the CBA proposed for the project also generated some controversy. The last time I posted about this project, the Planning Commission had removed the CBA provisions from the plan, claiming that it was unfair. However, the City Council approved the CBA by a 6-1 vote. This may, in fact, have been a new CBA, since one of the council members claimed that "it first came to public light 20 hours ago."
The CBA, according to news reports, includes:
- $6.8 million for job training and placement;
- $11.3 million for public safety;
- $6 million for a local health clinic;
- $10 million for local nonprofits;
- $5 million for the Bay Trail;
- $14.6 million for alternative energy programs; and
- $5 million for environmental mitigation.
Environmental groups are poised to file a lawsuit to prevent the upgrades from going forward.