Turner School of Construction Management Program

Join us to Learn About and Register for

The San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 West

FEDERAL INSPECTION SERVICES (FIS) Facility Contracting Opportunities. 

Thursday, September 14th, from 9:00AM to 10:30AM

 McMillin Companies Event Center at Liberty Station

2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA  92106

(on the corner of Dewey & Truxtun)

 

Network with the construction team, Turner/PCL Joint Venture, to learn about upcoming opportunities on the Terminal 2 West Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Facility for the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

This will mean opportunities for local, small, disadvantaged, minority/woman-owned and veteran owned businesses in the San Diego region.  Register on the SAN FIS website at www.san.org.  Have your FEI/Tax ID to register.

To Register and place your company in the FIS Project database, either:       

                1: Log in to www.san.org, Click Business Opportunities / Major Subcontracting Projects / FIS or read the QR Code above with your Smartphone 

                2: Register your company including your Trades

                3: Fill out & submit a PreQual found in “Bid Opportunities” at the same site to be a Prime with Turner/PCL

https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=32821 is the registration site.

See Upcoming Bid Packages   Please email your Event RSVP way before Sept. 11 to vhowell@tccpcl.com

 See the full flyer here

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We are so pleased to announce the upcoming Fall Session of the

Turner School of Construction beginning on September 12th

Please email Vera Howell at vhowell@tcco.com your class referrals (we have approx. 15 spots open). To get registered, complete this form scan it and send it to Vera via email. We also welcome you to return and consider sponsoring a class.

 

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invites you to Register for
The Turner School of Construction Management Program
September 12th – November 2nd, 2017
being held at :

The San Diego Regional Airport Authority Offices (former Commuter Terminal)
3225 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

 

All the classes are held at the Airport Authority offices (former Commuter Terminal)-2nd Floor.

The 2017 Fall Session Turner School of Construction Management Training Program for MBE/WBE/SBE construction firms will be presented September 12th, 2017 through November 2nd, 2017.
Turner Construction is extremely pleased that the San Diego Regional Airport Authority has agreed to partner in this program as well as other firms in the construction industry.

The Turner School of Construction Management will begin with a Kick-Off Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017.

Directions to Kick-Off Reception: From Harbor Drive, turn right onto Winship Lane along Harbor Drive. Park in the Commuter Terminal Parking Lot. (Parking will be validated at the Kick-Off Reception) Enter the Commuter Terminal, and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Turn left off the elevator and continue toward the reception desk. The Kick-off Reception will be located in the Board Room.

The classes are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 14th, 2017 through (no class on Halloween) Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.

Classes will be held at the San Diego Regional Airport Authority Offices (former Commuter Terminal)-3225 N Harbor Drive-1st Floor. The program will conclude with a Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017.

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American Society of Civil Engineers President Honors SD County Water Authority’s Emergency & Carryover Storage Project

Pictured left to right: Sandra Kerl, Deputy General Manager, Frank Belock, (Retired) Assistant General Manager, Maureen Stapleton, General Manager representing MABPA Corporate Member San Diego County Water Authority in award ceremony on July 11th

Congratulations to San Diego County Water Authority for winning ASCE’s top international engineering award with a plaque presentation ceremony at Olivenhain Dam near Escondido!

 

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News Release: 

 

Plaque presentation ceremony recognizes value of $1.5 billion suite of projects that protects region from droughts and disruptions to imported water supplies

 
July 11, 2017
 

Today the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, along with dozens of local water leaders and stakeholders, celebrated the San Diego County Water Authority’s Emergency & Carryover Storage Project winning ASCE’s top international engineering award with a plaque presentation ceremony at Olivenhain Dam near Escondido.

ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei presented the plaque for winning ASCE’s 2017 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award to the Water Authority’s leadership, including Board Chair Mark Muir and General Manager Maureen Stapleton. Mattei saluted the Water Authority and its member agencies for having the foresight and dedication to build the Emergency and Carryover Storage Project, a $1.5 billion system of dams, reservoirs, pump stations, pipelines and tunnels, to help protect the region’s 3.3 million people and $222 billion economy from extended dry periods or emergencies that could disrupt imported water deliveries.

“The Water Authority planned for the future, making an investment that ensures the public’s health, safety, and welfare in case of disaster through this project,” Mattei said. “We stand here today because the San Diego County Water Authority, and all 24 member agencies that are part of it, were willing to make the investment because they saw the value and had the vision to put plans in motion.”

Begun in 1992, the project is designed to ensure up to six months of local water supplies are available and can be moved around the region after an emergency, such as an earthquake that damages the large-scale pipelines delivering imported water into the region. The project also added capacity for more than 105,000 acre-feet of local “carryover” storage – water stored during wet years to help meet demands in dry years. Overall, it added more than 200,000 acre-feet of locally available water storage capacity. Major construction of the projects was completed in 2014. (Note: An acre-foot is approximately 325,900 gallons, enough to supply two single-family households of four for a year.)

“The Emergency & Carryover Storage Project is a testament to the vision and drive of the Water Authority’s Board, management, and staff to ensure water supply reliability for our region,” Muir said. “We are proud to receive this distinguished recognition, and to have ASCE’s president personally present this plaque further honors the hard work put in by everyone at the Water Authority and its project partners to make this project a success.”

Major elements of the Emergency & Carryover Storage Project include:

  • Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir, Pipeline and Pump Station. The project included construction of a 318-foot-tall dam that added 24,000 acre-feet of emergency water storage. (Completed in 2003) The ASCE plaque will be permanently affixed at a site on the top of the dam.
  • Lake Hodges Pipeline and Pump Station. The pipeline connected Olivenhain Reservoir to Lake Hodges, providing access to 20,000 acre-feet of emergency water in Lake Hodges. The pump station generates power and moves water between the reservoirs. (Pipeline completed in 2007; pump station completed and operational in 2012)
  • San Vicente Pipeline and Pump Station. The 11-mile, 12-foot-diameter tunnel and 8.5-foot-diameter pipeline connected San Vicente Reservoir to the Water Authority’s Second Aqueduct, and the pump station moves the water from the reservoir to the aqueduct. (Pump station completed in 2010; pipeline completed in 2011)
  • San Vicente Dam Raise. This project, the tallest dam raise in the nation, raised the dam by 117 feet, creating 52,100 acre-feet of emergency water storage capacity and approximately 105,600 acre-feet of carryover storage capacity. (Completed in 2014)

The Water Authority already has used the additional storage capacity to enhance the reliability of the region’s water supply, storing more than 100,000 acre-feet of water conserved during the recent drought in San Vicente Reservoir. (The reservoir is owned and managed by the City of San Diego.) These supplies, along with supplies from the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, helped the region pass the state’s stringent water supply “stress test” in 2016, eliminating emergency state-mandated water-use reductions for the region.

The Water Authority project earned ASCE’s top annual engineering award this spring. Other finalists included: One World Trade Center in New York City; Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 in Mumbai, India; Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Conn.; and the Union Station to Oak Cliff Dallas Streetcar Project in Dallas, Texas.

 

For more information on the ASCE award, go to http://news.asce.org/emergency-and-carryover-storage-project-earns-ocea/. More information on the Emergency & Carryover Storage Project is at http://www.sdcwa.org/emergency-carryover-storage-project”>www.sdcwa.org/emergency-carryover-storage-project.

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SWA Awarded Transparency Certificate of Excellence

Congratulations to MABPA members Dina Yorba & Josie Calderon-Scott representing Sweetwater Authority! 

Sweetwater Authority received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. MABPA President Josie Calderon-Scott was recently elected to the South Bay Irrigation Board of Directors better known as Sweetwater Authority in November of 2016, representing district 5 (mainly Bonita, Lincoln Acres, and parts of West Chula Vista). The Authority first received the award back in 2014, and recently completed the process to re-certify. 

In order to receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of eight essential governance requirements, including conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.

Sweetwater Authority also fulfilled fifteen website requirements, including providing readily available information to the public, such as board agendas, past minutes, current district budget, and the most recent financial audit. Finally, the district must demonstrate outreach to its constituents that engages the public in its governance through regular newsletters and the annual public hearing for the budget. Special thanks to MABPA member Dina Yorba, Director of Administrative Services at Sweetwater Authority.

SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs.

 

 

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Ray Uzeta & Chicano Federation’s Annual Unity Luncheon

Chicano Federation’s Annual Unity Luncheon

Congratulations to MABPA member Ray Uzeta, President/CEO of the Chicano Federation for another successful event!

 

The annual Unity Luncheon brought together more than 400 Chicano Federation friends and supporters on Friday, May 5th at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside. Vic Salazar, Chair of the Development Committee, and Mery Lopez-Gallo from Univision, Mistress of Ceremonies, kicked off the event. Mery introduced Board Chair Mario Sierra, who thanked sponsors for their support, introduced board members and elected officials and gave an overview of our programs and services.

After lunch, President/CEO Raymond Uzeta recognized Melissa Diaz for her many years of board service. He also presented awards to Josephine Talamantez, Board Chair of the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center, San Diego Councilman David Alvarez, and Congressman Juan Vargas, for the pivotal role they played in designating Chicano Park as a National Historic landmark.

He then introduced keynote speaker Marcela Celorio, Consul General of Mexico, who spoke about some of the challenges and opportunities of U.S. Mexico Relations.

Title sponsor of the luncheon was SDGE, and Estrella sponsors included AT&T, Comerica, Chase, La Prensa, San Diego Community College District, Sycuan, Walmart.

The event raised $88,000. All proceeds from the event support Chicano Federation’s programs and services, which impact more than 8,000 people each year.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who supported this event!!

Article in San Diego Union Tribune (5/6/2017)

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From the Office of Senator Toni Atkins

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Press Releases

Friday, September 15, 2017

On Friday, the last day of the first year of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California Senate gave final approval to SB 2, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that creates a permanent source of funding for affordable housing.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage today of two budget bills collectively known as the California Clean Air Initiative:

“Today, California took steps that fulfill the promise of our innovative cap-and-trade program, bolster our fight against climate change, improve quality of life in our communities and help create a better future for generations to come. These measures will have significant, positive impacts throughout the state, and particularly in San Diego County.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The California Assembly today voted 54-25 to pass SB 2 – the Building Homes and Jobs Act – legislation authored by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a permanent source of funding for affordable housing. Atkins wishes to make the following statement:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) reacted with the following statement to San Diego Unified School District’s announced partnership with CALPIRG on a plan to ensure that drinking water districtwide meets the highest standards:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Six more bills authored by Sen. Toni Atkins have passed on the Assembly floor. They are:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The California Assembly today passed SB 179, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins that would create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex. The bill would also streamline the process for transgender, intersex and nonbinary Californians to obtain identification documents that accurately reflect their gender.

The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence with amendments made in the Assembly. From there, it goes to the governor for his signature.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The California Senate today gave final approval to SB 230, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will help prosecutors convict predators who traffic in sex slavery, sending the bill to the governor’s desk. The Senate’s vote came after the Assembly passed the bill on Tuesday.

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Assembly Appropriations Committee today passed six pieces of legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins and sent them to the Assembly floor, including SB 179 – the Gender Recognition Act – one of Atkins’ top priority bills.

The bills are:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued the following statement:

Monday, July 17, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement regarding the vote in the Senate to extend the Cap and Trade program:

“Today’s vote on AB 398 to extend Cap and Trade marks an important milestone in the fight against climate change. A month ago, the President pulled our country out of the historic Paris Agreement. Today, we Californians – creators of the world’s sixth largest economy – have taken unequivocal control of our state’s future.

 

 

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Office of City Council President Myrtle Cole

Latest News

 

 

For information about the Office of City Council President Myrtle Cole, please visit https://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd4

 

Read this month’s report from our MABPA Lunch Meeting, from the Office of Council President Myrtle Cole 3.24

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From the Office of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

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Press Releases 

Press Releases

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher bill will help disadvantaged communities fight climate change

SACRAMENTO  – (Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) tonight won final approval from the state Legislature of her bill to protect California’s urban forests, a critical step in the state’s efforts to fight climate change.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Would Protect a Woman’s Right to Make Her Own Reproductive Health Decisions

SACRAMENTO  – (Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) won final Legislative approval of her bill protecting women from being fired for a pregnancy. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act would also prevent an employer for firing or disciplining a woman for making any other decision related to her reproductive health. The bill now heads to the Governor, who has until Oct. 15 to either sign or veto the proposal.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
 
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Would Require Schools to Notify Parents of Unsafe Water Sources

SACRAMENTO  – (Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) today won final Legislative approval of her bill requiring that public schools test for lead in their water, a common-sense measure that will help protect kids and keep parents informed of health risks. The bill now heads to the Governor, who has until Oct. 15 to sign or veto it.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Legislation Would Remove Employment Barriers for Young Parents Who Need Childcare, Bring Awareness to Diaper Need
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Would Make Sure Parents are Informed of Child’s Status as English Learner

SACRAMENTO  – (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) today won final Legislative approval of her bill that would make sure parents know whether a school has classified their child as a “long-term English Learner” or an “at risk, long-term English learner” and what the implications of that classification might be. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Bill Would Help Struggling Families Enjoy State’s Coastline

SACRAMENTO  – (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) won final approval from the state Legislature of her bill to make California’s spectacular coastline and beaches more affordable for visitors. The bill, which would require the State Coastal Conservancy to establish a program for low-cost beach accommodations, now heads to the Governor’s desk.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Legislation Would Help Protect Homeowners Investing in Solar Power

SACRAMENTO  – (Monday, Sept. 11, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) won final approval from the state Legislature of her bill to protect consumers looking to invest in solar power for their homes. The bill would bring necessary oversight to the expanding rooftop-solar-energy industry at a time when many Californians are turning to solar power to reduce their energy costs and help the environment.

 

 

For more information please visit https://a80.asmdc.org/.

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Office of Councilman David Alvarez

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Revisions to Council Policy 200-12: Sidewalk Maintenance Policy

March 8, 2017

Yesterday the City Council approved a settlement costing nearly $5 million to an individual who was injured as a result of a tree-damaged sidewalk. The City’s policy concerning sidewalk maintenance is ineffective and has resulted in many sidewalks across San Diego remaining damaged and unsafe, which results in injuries to residents on a regular basis and the need to pay out high priced settlements for personal injury. Council Policy 200-12: Sidewalk Maintenance Policy, essentially forces property owners to pay for permanent repairs to damaged sidewalks in most instances. Last year, I worked closely with the City Attorney’s Office to determine how best to revise Council Policy 200-12 which would 1) shift the cost of maintaining sidewalks back to the City except in cases where it has been determined that an abutting property owner, or third party, damaged the sidewalk themselves, and 2) that if the City is made aware of an unsafe sidewalk condition, the City should replace that section of the sidewalk within 90 days.

View David ALvarez’s full version of Revisions to Council Policy 200-12: Sidewalk Maintenance Policy: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/cd8memo170308.pdf.

 

Press releases

 

For more information about the Office of Councilman David Alvarez please visit https://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd8.

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