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File #: 19-0169R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/7/2019 In control: Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/13/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office For the purpose of inviting the Chief of the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office to report to the City Council on the effectiveness of meeting Minority Business Enterprises and Women’s Business Enterprises participation goals.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, President Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Sharon Green Middleton, Danielle McCray, Robert Stokes, Sr., Mary Pat Clarke
Indexes: Investigative Hearing, Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office
Attachments: 1. 19-0169R~1st Reader, 2. ERS 19-0169R, 3. MWBOO 19-0169R, 4. Comptroller's Office 19-0169R, 5. Law 19-0169R, 6. Finance 19-0169R, 7. 19-0169R~2nd Reader, 8. 19-0169R complete bill file
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/13/20200 City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/2/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/20190 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/20190 City Council President Refer to Retirement Savings Plan Board of Trustees  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/20190 City Council President Refer to Fire and Police Employees' Retirement System  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/20190 City Council President Refer to Employees' and Elected Officials' Retirement Systems  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/20190 City Council President Refer to Office of the Comptroller  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/20190 City Council President Refer to Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/20190 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/20190 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Henry


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office
For the purpose of inviting the Chief of the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office to report to the City Council on the effectiveness of meeting Minority Business Enterprises and Women’s Business Enterprises participation goals.
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Recitals

The Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office is responsible for certifying compliance with Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the City Code before contracts are submitted to the Board of Estimates for award, setting Minority Business Enterprises (“MBE”) and Women’s Business Enterprises (“WBE”) participation goals on contracts, and establishing certain annual goals for MBE and WBE participation, among other duties. In Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Code, the City Council found that past discrimination in the City’s contracting process by prime contractors against MBEs and WBEs resulted in significant underutilization of MBEs and WBEs in contracts awarded by Baltimore City. The Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office (hereinafter “the Office”) was created to promote equal business opportunity in the City by encouraging full and equitable participation by MBEs and WBEs in the provision of goods and services to the City on a contractual basis. For each specific contract, the Office must establish MBE and WBE part...

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