City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 07
Chapter 07.06
Section 07.06.710

Title 07 Finance

Chapter 07.06 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works

Article X. Public Works Apprentice Program

Section 07.06.710 Definitions

For the purpose of this article, the following words are defined as follows:

  1. “Community Empowerment Zone” (CEZ) means that portion of those census tracts which are situated within the County of Spokane and designated by the State of Washington as entitled to receive tax incentives because of high levels of poverty and unemployment.

  2. "Labor hours" means the total hours as defined in this section less the number of hours worked by subcontractors working under subcontracts valued individually at less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

  3. Resident of the Community Empowerment Zone” (CEZ Resident) means any person who continuously occupies a dwelling within the boundaries of the Community Empowerment Zone, with a present and genuine intent to remain within the boundaries of the Community Empowerment Zone; provided however, that an individual initially certified as a CEZ Resident shall retain such certification status for a period of up to two (2) years or one thousand 1,000 hours worked from the date or initial certification, whichever is less, and such certification shall be recognized for any City project covered by this chapter for said certification period.

  4. "State-approved apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship program approved or recognized by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council or similar programs approved by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).

  5. “Total hours” means the total number of hours of worked by all workers receiving an hourly wage who are directly employed on the site of a City Public Works project including hours performed by workers employed by the contractor and all subcontractors working on the project, but excluding hours worked by foremen, superintendents, owners and workers who are not subject to prevailing wage requirements.

  6. “Veteran” means every person who has received an honorable discharge or received a discharge for medical reasons with an honorable record, where applicable, and who has served in at least one (1) of the following categories:

    1. As a member in any branch of the armed forces of the United States, including the national guard and armed forces reserves, and has fulfilled his or her initial military service obligation;

    2. As a member of the women's air forces service pilots;

    3. As a member of the armed forces reserves, national guard, or coast guard, and has been called into federal service by a presidential select reserve call up for at least one hundred eighty (180) cumulative days;

    4. As a civil service crewmember with service aboard a U.S. army transport service or U.S. naval transportation service vessel in oceangoing service from December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946;

    5. As a member of the Philippine armed forces/scouts during the period of armed conflict from December 7, 1941, through August 15, 1945; or

    6. A United States documented merchant mariner with service aboard an oceangoing vessel operated by the Department of Defense, or its agents, from both June 25, 1950, through July 27, 1953, in Korean territorial waters and from August 5, 1964, through May 7, 1975, in Vietnam territorial waters, and who received a military commendation. (RCW 41.04.007)

Date Passed: Monday, March 12, 2018

Effective Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

ORD C35602 Section 2