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DAY-LABOR HIRING SITES CONSIDERED.



Byline: RICK ORLOV

Staff Writer

Designated waiting areas for day laborers looking for Looking for

In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with.
 work would be required at all large home improvement stores in the city, under a proposal making its way through the Los Angeles City Council The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of the City of Los Angeles, California, United States. .

The measure aims to end a long-standing dispute between the city and businesses over problems caused by day laborers loitering Loitering (IPA pronunciation: ['lɔɪtəˌrɪŋ] is an intransitive verb meaning to stand idly, to stop numerous times, or to delay and procrastinate.  near home improvement stores, liquor stores and other businesses.

Last month, the City Council delayed the opening of a Home Depot The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services.

Headquartered in Vinings, just outside Atlanta in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, Home Depot employs more than 355,000 people and operates 2,164 big-box
 store in Sunland-Tujunga in part to deal with the day laborer question.

"I think all of us get the most calls about liquor stores, bars and home improvement stores," council President Eric Garcetti Eric Garcetti (born 1971) is the son of former Los Angeles county district attorney Gil Garcetti, and was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 2001. He was reelected in 2005.  said. "None are inherently bad entities, but they can have a bad spillover spill·o·ver  
n.
1. The act or an instance of spilling over.

2. An amount or quantity spilled over.

3. A side effect arising from or as if from an unpredicted source:
 effect."

The council's Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee asked that big-box stores -- those over 100,000 square feet -- have negotiations on creating special day labor centers at their sites.

Damian Jones of Home Depot said the firm wants to work with the city to deal with the issue.

"We would like to work with the city on a positive approach," Jones said. "We believe we're a good corporation and want to be a good corporate citizen."

Jones said Home Depot is willing to rent part of its land to the city for such centers at $1 a year and would build a facility for the workers. However, attorneys for the company said they are concerned about the ongoing costs and suggested the city measure include provisions to divert sales tax sales tax, levy on the sale of goods or services, generally calculated as a percentage of the selling price, and sometimes called a purchase tax. It is usually collected in the form of an extra charge by the retailer, who remits the tax to the government.  revenue from the stores to pay for such gathering places.

However, council members said they wanted to leave funding options open.

Councilman Tony Cardenas said he is concerned about the day laborers who gather at other sites around the city.

"I could drive to a home improvement store and see a day-labor center, but across the street is a hardware store where a group of workers are gathered and down the street is a paint store where other would-be painters are standing around," Cardenas said. "Would this apply to those facilities as well?"

Cardenas was told the city wants to deal with the larger stores that attract the most workers, hoping such centers would attract workers from smaller sites.

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