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.

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  • h
    14 May 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Hey city councilman Gil Cedillo who in the hell you think you are,you call yourself a councilman, you don’t have any shame by saying bad things about the wall our president Trump trying to put up. Yes only in L.A they are a lot of illegal people that the ICE law people should pick-up, and arrest the councilman too. Look “JERKS’ From L.A if you are illegal go back to where you belong not stay in America, because ICE will catch you and deport you back to where you belong.

    • Arbi
      15 May 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      I see you trolling again today … and once again, you are wrong. Fool!

      • h
        16 May 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

        Why I was thinking that you are “TROLL” from Philippines. Look buddy you don’t know me, so keep you remarks to yourself “STUPID.” Before I find who you are and kick your “ASS.” Jerk……

        • Arbi
          16 May 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply

          “H”, lean back further and see if you can get the chair to flip. Idiot!

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