The Sunset Reservoir project, designed by Recurrent Energy, contracted out to Bass Electric and ultimately the property of the people of San Francisco -- once we buy the electricity from Recurrent for a couple of decades -- is to be one of the state's largest solar farms and one of the biggest municipal solar farms in the country. Construction was supposed to finish sometime this spring with the project turned on later in the year; deadlines are now completely screwed with work halted.
The Examiner appears to be the only media currently on this story. Our friends there report:
Under conditions imposed by city leaders, 21 local laborers from
disadvantaged neighborhoods are supposed to be working on the project,
but only nine were at the site Monday. The laborers are trained by The
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, on theThe Snitch can't guess at what kind of compromise city leaders can find amongst workers: they made a promise they can't keep. It's going to be ugly, and it's going to delay the turn-on of renewable energy. Lose-lose.
other hand, places its members on jobs from anywhere in the region.
organizer Aboriginal Blackmen United, a Bayview district group that
placed laborers on the project, plans a similar action today, according
to founder James Richards.
"Unless we work, nobody works," he