As a city that strongly opposed Trump’s immigration policy, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo will introduce a motion at the Friday’s council meeting that would require all contractors seeking to do business with the city to disclose information whether they bid to work on the US-Mexico border that was proposed by President Donald Trump.
Cedillo said the people of Los Angeles deserve to know if the public dollars are going to contractors that were involved in building the wall because the city is strongly against Trump's immigration policies.
If the motion is passed, the proposed ordinance would impose that those companies that fail to reveal their wall-related construction bids will be facing strict fines and penalties, according to Cedillo.
Los Angeles is not the only city that considers new rules connected to the border wall contractors, even lawmakers in San Francisco and Berkeley are also creating stricter legislation that would prohibit contractors that are connected to the border wall to work on any city projects.
In the last US presidential election in November, Hilary Clinton got 72 per cent of votes in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is strongly against President Trump. The city council approved a separate resolution supporting a legislative action just less than a week ago. The action is to investigate Trump for violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. They are also looking for any possibility to impeach the president.
Design proposals for the border wall are already being reviewed by the Customs and Border Protection. The agency would pick multiple contractors to build prototypes by around June 1 and will name only the winning bidders. The prototype wall was said to be about 30 feet (9 meters) long and 18 to 30 feet (5.5 to 9 meters) high.
Construction contractors may soon have to worry about a particular item on their resume if they seek to do business in Los Angeles.