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Cavazos and Riley discuss creating jobs in East Austin
Thursday, March 12, 2009 by Austin Monitor
At the Democratic club debate Wednesday night, Gary Cobb of the Black Austin Democrats asked Place 1 candidates Perla Cavazos and Chris Riley what they could do about the obstacles facing
Riley said “green collar jobs” are essentially “blue collar jobs that are environmentally responsible,” such as weatherizing and installing solar panels on roofs. Riley said the Austin Technology Incubator at the
Cavazos said breaking down city contracts into smaller pieces would allow minority and women owned businesses to be more competitive in contract bids, and make it easier to achieve the MWBE goals. “A lot of people here in
Riley and Cavazos are the only candidates vying to replace Council Member Lee Leffingwell, who is running for Mayor. Whoever wins the May 9 election will take office shortly thereafter.
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