SAN DIEGO — A ballot measure that would allow the use of project labor agreements on City of San Diego construction projects while making the city eligible for state funding was still leading in election results Thursday evening. 

The approval of Measure D had garnered nearly 58% of the vote. There were still 5,800 projected outstanding ballots countywide, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. The measure requires approval of a simple majority to pass. 

If Measure D is approved, any construction contracts valued at over $10,000 and demographic information for project labor agreements must be posted on the city’s website.  

Supporters of Measure D, including San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, argue that it would protect the city from losing millions in state funding and create jobs for struggling workers. Opponents, including City Councilmember Chris Cate, say the measure would discriminate against many local construction workers, including minorities.