It’s shared by Supervisor Hillary Ronen that, if doing business with such companies would be out of line with the city’s values.
“Stick to building bridges, not walls.” Ronen said.
Ronen was joined by Oakland City Councilman Abel Guillen and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin during a news conference outside the offices of international construction giant T.Y. Lin. The company had previously expressed interest in building the proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. T.Y. Lin worked on the replacement of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge as well as the seismic retrofitting of five underground BART stations in San Francisco and Oakland, Ronen said.
Ronen identified Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and the Tutor Perini Corporation as company also interested in working on the border wall and have several contracts in San Francisco. “By introducing this legislation, we are moving beyond symbolic protest and making it clear to companies interested in doing business with San Francisco, that we expect those companies to uphold basic principles of compassion and dedication to human rights,” she said.