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List: S.F. local hiring policy's impact 

Wednesday, Dec 15 2010

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors just passed the nation's most ambitious local hiring law, requiring that 50 percent of the workers on most city-financed construction projects live in San Francisco. How will this affect the city?

• San Franciscans can take extra pride in the quality of our welding

• The guy peeing on your front steps now has an important qualification for earthquake-proofing your house

• Cement mixing will become the next big hipster occupation

• Fifty percent of the heavy machine operators in San Francisco will be on medicinal pot

• Fifty percent of new buildings will be oddly shaped

• At construction sites, "cigarette breaks" will be supplemented by "I need to go to my audition" breaks

• American Apparel will start selling hard hats

• Many San Franciscans will never vote down a construction project again

• Chris Daly won't be able to find a job in San Francisco after he leaves the board

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