Construction Union Environmental Objections to Proposed Projects in City of San Jose 2013-2018

Perhaps Silicon Valley desperately needs housing, but construction unions aren’t going to let developers build that housing unless unions control the work through a Project Labor Agreement. Here are links to some letters from a law firm hired by unions to object to the environmental reviews of various projects since 2013. Most of the letters are sent under the front group of “San Jose Residents for Responsible Development.”

June 25, 2013 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of Santa Clara County Building Trades Council – One South Market – City of San Jose

July 9, 2013 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of Santa Clara County Building Trades Council – One South Market – City of San Jose

July 12, 2013 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of Santa Clara County Building Trades Council – One South Market – City of San Jose

June 5, 2014 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of IBEW, Plumbers, Sheet Metal Workers – Great Oaks Mixed Use Project – City of San Jose

June 27, 2014 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Great Oaks Mixed Use Project – City of San Jose

October 30, 2014 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Great Oaks Mixed Use Project – City of San Jose

October 7, 2015 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Japantown Corporation Yard – City of San Jose

October 19, 2015 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Cannery Park/Hanover Project – City of San Jose

October 21, 2015 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development РCannery Park/Hanover Project РCity of San Jose

November 4, 2015 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Cannery Park/Hanover Project – City of San Jose

October 4, 2016 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Gateway Tower Mixed-Use Development – City of San Jose

February 21, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 350 Winchester Mixed-Use Project (Volar) – City of San Jose

February 22, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Greyhound Residential Project – City of San Jose

May 10, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – Greyhound Residential Project – City of San Jose

May 24, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 350 Winchester Mixed-Use Project – City of San Jose

November 13, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 120 N 4th Street – City of San Jose

November 14, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 199 Bassett Street Residential Project (Aviato) – City of San Jose

November 22, 2017 Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development – 199 Bassett Street Residential Project (Aviato) – City of San Jose

(Note: on behalf of San Jose Residents for Responsible Development, the law firm of Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo filed a lawsuit on January 11, 2018 in Santa Clara County Superior Court against the City of San Jose challenging the environmental review of 120 N 4th Street. See San Jose Residents for Responsible Development et al. v City of San Jose et al., Case No. CV321709. Also, unions held a press conference on January 18, 2018 to highlight their lawsuit: see the NBC Bay Area news story San Jose Land Slated For High Rise is Contaminated: Lawsuit.

Plus, unions opposed a proposal to streamline environmental review in the City of San Jose:

August 12, 2014 Santa Clara Building and Construction Trades Council Opposes Local CEQA Reform (Streamlining Ordinance) – City of San Jose