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Changes expected for city's minority business hiring ordinances

Proposed changes to the city’s procedures for hiring minority- and women-owned businesses will likely come before City Council this spring or early summer, with consultants and a working group recommending 21 adjustments or substantial revisions to the hiring practices. A…

City-funded study examines disparities in minority business contracting

A disparity study aimed at examining the effectiveness of Austin’s women and minority business enterprise procurement program found it to be largely successful. But while the program – intended to create more opportunities for minority- and women-owned firms – has had…

Council OKs purchase despite complaints

Although some City Council members worried about the lack of minority participation in the agreement, Council voted 9-2-1 on Thursday to approve a contract with Community Trucking LLC to provide crushed rock for various city departments in an amount up…

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