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Latest Batch of Contracts Shows Even More Pathetic First Source Compliance

Last year, an inspector general's report concluded that District had lost hundreds of jobs and million of dollars in potential tax revenue by failing to enforce First Source requirements for hiring of District residents on city-funded projects, mostly from the National Capitol Revitalization Commission era. Preliminary results from the latest batch of self-reported hiring totals, [...]

Want More District Residents Employed? Try Enforcing Current Laws.

Michael Niebauer reports today that city agencies have failed to enforce the four-year-old First Source and Living Wage laws, which require developers of projects using city funds to employ district residents and pay them over $12 an hour. He writes:
Only four of 16 development projects that [D.C. Auditor Deborah Nichols] reviewed met the 51 percent [...]