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File #: 1749-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/22/2021 In control: Small & Minority Business Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to establish and implement race and gender neutral and conscious program policies based on the findings and recommendations of the City of Columbus' July 2019 Disparity Study.
Attachments: 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) to establish and implement the policy for the City of Columbus’ new minority and women-owned business and small local business enterprise programs. The policy is based on the results of the City’s 2019 Disparity Study completed by Mason Tillman and Associates and accepted by Columbus City Council July 31, 2019. (Resolution # 0220X-2019). Based on the findings of the study, in collaboration with City Departments and external stakeholders, the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion shall establish and implement race-gender neutral and race-gender specific program remedies.
Title

This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to establish and implement race and gender neutral and conscious program policies based on the findings and recommendations of the City of Columbus' July 2019 Disparity Study.

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WHEREAS, On July 31, 2019, Columbus City Council accepted the findings of the City of Columbus 2019 Disparity Study and the conclusions regarding minority and women-owned business enterprises and requested the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to develop an implementation plan to address the disparities found within the Study; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the direction of City Council, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with City Departments and external stakeholders, reviewed and prioritized the recommendations of the study; and

WHEREAS, the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion thereby developed a series of policy recommendations as delineated in an Executive Summary (attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference) based upon the Disparity Study conducted by Mason Tillman and Associates; and

WHEREAS, as an outcome of this process, the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents the following race and gender neutral policies for implementation ...

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