Council to Hear Small-Business Plan; Race-Neutral Proposal Would Set Aside 15% of City Contracts
Galnor, Matt, The Florida Times Union
Byline: MATT GALNOR, The Times-Union
Jacksonville would take three years to phase out its Equal Business Opportunity Program, which sets goals for the amount of participation by minority and female-owned businesses.
Its proposed replacement would set aside 15 percent of city contracts for small businesses but would not make such requirements to deal with minority- and female-owned businesses, according to a proposal to be introduced at tonight's City Council meeting.
The proposal comes after three months of meetings by two commissions to determine how to best replace the city's existing Equal Business Opportunity Program. The council will not take any …
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Publication information: Article title: Council to Hear Small-Business Plan; Race-Neutral Proposal Would Set Aside 15% of City Contracts. Contributors: Galnor, Matt - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: May 25, 2004. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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