Daniel Villao, Huffington Post, November 5, 2012
Huffington Post featured Daniel Villao, Statewide Director of the California Construction Academy. Under the cover of the presidential and state ballot races, a construction lobby group is quietly working to change the governance of California cities — just to pay workers unfairly. On Tuesday’s ballot, in addition to voting on larger, more familiar statewide initiatives, smaller cities such as Costa Mesa, Escondido and Grover Beach will also decide whether to become charter cities. This is one step in a campaign with the conservative construction lobby group Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at the helm, to convert California cities to charter cities. This small step could have wide reaching consequences, with middle class families in the balance.