As part of construction of Pasadena City Hall, the City of Pasadena
proactively provided opportunities for local businesses,
suppliers and individuals to participate in all phases of construction
of the City Hall Seismic Upgrade project.
Clark Construction, the building contractor for the City
Hall Project, administered a successful program for local jobs and business
opportunities that continued throughout the duration of the
project. Pasadena's Center for Community and Family
Services (CCFS), hired by Clark
directly with local community organizations throughout the project's
duration to identify job and business
prospects for local
residents and businesses as follows:
Businesses: Pasadena businesses were
to the greatest extent possible. The City of Pasadena encouraged all
local businesses to register on the city’s database for the project.
Local business participation for the project at completion totaled nearly
Suppliers/Vendors: The contractor included local
suppliers and vendors for various aspects of the project. Local suppliers and purchases
for the project totaled nearly $718,000.
Local Workers: Throughout the duration of
the project, Clark Construction and CCFS maintained a list of major subcontractors hired for the
project. Employment opportunities were made available for qualified
residents in various prevailing-wage (union) construction trades. The
program also provided access to job training and development programs.
the time of project completion, 82 local workers were hired for the project,
which also resulted in creation of 31 new union apprentices.