Business Journal: City Okays Sutter Expansion
Despite objections from a hospital workers union, Sacramento City Council members have approved Sutter Health’s huge expansion project in midtown.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The Service Employees International Union has long tried to organize workers in the Sutter Health system … and has become the nemesis of this project, which would significantly expand Sutter’s campus in midtown Sacramento. The city council okayed the project a year ago, overriding the union’s opposition on environmental grounds. The city council again had to reapprove the $600 million project late Tuesday evening, despite more union objections. Some construction work has been done … but a key moment will occur in several months, when the state must approve the complete design plan.