Article 2 of the charter:
Section 200. Public Works Contracts. The City of Cathedral City, as a Charter City, is exempt from the provisions of the California Public Contract Code and the City expressly disclaims applicability of the provisions of the California Public Contract Code. This exemption shall not prohibit the City Council from subsequently adapting any section, article, chapter, or part of the California Public Contracts Code in whole or in part for the City’s own use.
(A) The City shall have the power to establish standards, procedures or regulations to regulate all aspects of the bidding, award and performance of any public works contract, including, but not limited to, the compensation rates to be paid for the performance of such work and use of alternative contracting and project delivery methods, including without limitation, design-build, public private partnerships, construction manager at risk, best value procurement, pre-qualification of bidders, and similar methods. The City shall have the power to perform any work of improvement by use of its own forces and is not required to contract for the construction of public improvements or to award contracts for such work to the lowest responsible bidder. The City may also contract with other public agencies for the construction of works of public improvement. (B) The City shall have the power to accept gifts and donations, including donations of material and labor, in the construction of any public works project.
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(C) The City shall have the power to enter into project labor agreements with applicable labor unions and trade associations for City public works projects having an estimated cost in excess of five million dollars. Any private project with an estimated cost in excess of five million dollars receiving City financial assistance shall enter into a project labor agreement with applicable labor unions and trade associations.