CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CURRENT THREATS

Here is a list of projects in Central California that are currently under threat of a Project Labor Agreement or environmental extortion.

Friday, 16 August 2013 03:53

Stockton Courthouse

Stockton CH
Location: Stockton (Central California)
Projected Cost: $272,939,000
 

The new courthouse will house 30 courtrooms in what is expected to be a 12-story building. In September 2009, culminating years of effort by the Court, City, County, local community, and the AOC, the state Public Works Board approved the acquisition of a site in downtown Stockton: Hunter Square Plaza, adjacent to the current courthouse at 222 East Weber Avenue. The site was donated by the City of Stockton.

Monday, 08 October 2012 09:11

Spirit of California Project

web-pg-collage3Location: Tracy (Central California)
Projected Cost: $1.2 Billion
 
A developer is proposing to build a $1.2 billion entertainment hub in Tracy that would be four times bigger than Disneyland. The Stockton Record reports city officials gave James Rogers and Spirit of California the exclusive right to negotiate for 628 acres north of Tracy, about 60 miles east of San Francisco. The Los Gatos developer says the Spirit of California project would include an amusement park, race track, casino, hotel, convention center, wine-tasting center and marina.Rogers is still commissioning studies on the project, but says he wants to break ground in two years and have it built by 2024.

Thursday, 16 August 2012 13:41

Fresno Unified School District Measure Q

FUSDLocation: Fresno (Central California)
Projected Cost: $280 Million
 
Measure Q was passed in 2010 for the Fresno Unified School District.

 

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 02:46

Beacon Solar Energy Project

BeaconLocation: Kern County (Central California)
Projected Cost: TBD
 
Nation's largest solar power operator planning to build a 250-megawatt solar plant in the Mojave Desert
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 19:19

San Joaquin Delta College

sjdLocation: Stockton (Central California)
Projected Cost: $284 Million
 
San Joaquin Delta College community recently passed a $284 million bond to help improve classrooms, build new schools, and create more educational opportunities. With $156 million left to spend, Big Labor decided it should do whatever it can to ensure that they get the rest of it. They met with the trustees in the dark and sprung a PLA on the district. With over half of the budget left, a PLA would turn the bond into an inefficient waste of money that would just funnel dollars away from constructive projects to the back pockets of labor leaders.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 19:17

Panoche Valley Solar Farm

PV Solar FarmLocation: San Benito (Central California)
Projected Cost: TBD
 
1,000 MW Solar Farm and Ancillary Facilities
This PLA threat is on the proposed project for the construction and operation of a 1,000 MW solar farm and ancillary facilities, which would sit on 10,000 acres of land.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 12:27

Kings River Conservation District

kings riverLocation: Fresno County (Central California)
 
565-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant now under union-only labor agreement threat from CURE. In pursuit of its vision of reliable power for the central San Joaquin Valley, the Kings River Conservation District is proposing to construct the KRCD Community Power Plant. It will be a clean combined-cycle power plant, fueled by natural gas, the fuel of choice for power plants in the state of California. This 565-megawatt, base-load power plant is in the permitting process. Construction is expected to start in 2009, ending in 2011.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 06:49

Oakley Generating Station

Oakley Generating StationLocation: Oakley (Central California)
Projected Cost: TBD
 
Formerly Contra Costa Generating Station. The project would be a natural gas-fired combined-cycle electrical generating facility rated at a nominal generating capacity of 624 megawatts (MW). This project would be started in the beginning of 2011 - creating approximately 700 jobs.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:51

Emerson Property Project

Emerson Property ProjectLocation: Oakley (Central California)
Projeted Cost: TBD
 
578 Residential Units and 278. The Emerson Property project is a 140 acre development with 578 residential units and 278,046 sf of commercial uses. The project would include trails, a park, levees, a storm water detention pond, and the infrastructure improvements necessary to accommodate the new development.