Meeting Time: July 01, 2020 at 10:00am MST
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Agenda Item

44 Request for Reconsideration of Item 3 from the June 23, 2020 City Council Policy Session

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    Mike Huckins about 3 years ago

    On behalf of the Greater Phoenix Chamber and the broader business community, I urge the council to oppose.

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    Alisa Lyons about 3 years ago

    On behalf of Valley Partnership

    Registered lobbyist with the City of Phoenix

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    Ryan DeMenna about 3 years ago

    The American Subcontractors Association of Arizona (ASA) opposes this item. Impacted industry stakeholders have not had an opportunity to provide critical feedback on the proposed Prevailing Wage ordinance, which will place enormous compliance burdens on contractors who are already struggling in today’s economy. -Ryan DeMenna, Registered Lobbyist with the City of Phoenix

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    Jeremy Wilhide about 3 years ago

    Oppose

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    Jackson Moll about 3 years ago

    The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona ("HBACA") opposes this item. We do not believe the City has the legal authority to enact such an ordinance under A.R.S. 34-321. Additionally, the likely effect would be to increase construction costs in the City, including for new homes, depriving many families the opportunity for the safety, security, and stability that comes with home ownership. Jackson Moll, V.P. of Municipal Affairs, HBACA, Registered lobbyist with the City of Phoenix.

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    Jake Hinman about 3 years ago

    The Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) opposes this item due to its impact on affordable housing. One prominent study on local Prevailing Wage laws and their impact on Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects indicated that such laws increased the cost of affordable housing construction by 9-37%. These added construction costs will undermine the city's "Housing Phoenix" plan that was unanimously approved just two weeks ago.
    Jake Hinman for AMA, Registered Lobbyist with the City of Phoenix

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    Mike Brewer about 3 years ago

    I'm the owner of the Brewer Companies & Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Two years ago we developed the Brewer Craftsman Academy, (breweruniversity.com), to train young men and women to begin their careers in the plumbing trade. Each year I spend $800,000+ on training. I don't feel as though I should be told to pay someone else when I am already training successfully. There are other quality training programs in the private sector. This was set aside last week and I ask you to do the same today.

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    Justin McKay about 3 years ago

    Opposed.

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    Julie Young about 3 years ago

    I am a lifetime Phoenician and a local business owner. The mandate for paid 15 minute breaks for employees is an unnecessary legislation during these times. Our business owners are already mandated with many requirements and have been working very hard to keep the public and employees safe during the current pandemic. I urge the council to vote no on all the agenda items related to impacts on businesses at this time so our businesses can bring the jobs into our great City.

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    Josh Umar about 3 years ago

    My name is Josh Umar, and I am the Executive Director of the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona. We oppose the prevailing wage ordinance, which would be bad for our membership. If adopted, this policy will place tremendous compliance burdens on construction businesses that are already struggling with the economy and dealing with the added burden of pandemic-related safety concerns. We urge the Mayor and Council to oppose the policy and focus the City's time on more urgent matters.