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Legislation #: 130094 Introduction Date: 2/7/2013
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/17/2013
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOHNSON, CURLS, WAGNER, MARCASON, SHARP, TAYLOR, BROOKS, REED, GLOVER AND CIRCO
Title: Directing the City Manager to appoint a citizen advisory committee for the purpose of reviewing the City’s processes for establishing minority and women goals on non-construction contracts and making recommendations to the City Council on possible improvements to such processes.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/5/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/7/2013 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
2/28/2013 Be Adopted
2/28/2013 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
3/7/2013 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 130094

 

Directing the City Manager to appoint a citizen advisory committee for the purpose of reviewing the City’s processes for establishing minority and women goals on non-construction contracts and making recommendations to the City Council on possible improvements to such processes.

 

WHEREAS, the City has well-established processes for establishing minority and women goals on construction contracts; and

WHEREAS, such processes were developed with input from stakeholders in the construction industries and include a continuing role for such stakeholders; and

 

WHEREAS, there are multiple chambers of commerce and contractors’ associations in the Kansas City region that represent the interests of minority and women businesses in industries other than construction and that regularly do business in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, those stakeholders in the non-construction industries have valuable experience and insight that should be considered by the City in reviewing and evaluating processes for establishing minority and women goals on non-construction contracts; and

 

WHEREAS, such stakeholders should be provided a channel for making their recommendations known to the City Council; NOW, THEREFORE;

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Manager is hereby directed to convene a citizen advisory committee with representatives of such groups as he shall determine proper for the purposes contemplated herein, but which committee shall include, but not be limited, to one or more representatives from each of the following organizations indicating a willingness to serve:

A.          American Indian Council

B.           American Indian Enterprise and Business Council

C.           Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City

D.          Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

E.           Central Exchange

F.            Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

G.          Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

H.          Hispanic Economic Development Corportation

I.             Latino Coalition of Kansas City

J.             National Association of Women Business Owners

K.          National Native American Chamber of Commerce

L.           National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

M.         Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

N.          Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

O.          Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, Mo.

P.            Mid-America Lesbian and Gay Chamber of Commerce

Q.          Women’s Business Center

R.           Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Business Acceleration

S.            Kansas City Society of Black Architects and Engineers

T.            Kansas City Council of Women Business Owners

U.          South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

V.          Urban League of Greater Kansas City

 

Section 2. That the committee shall be charged with evaluating the current processes for establishing minority and women goals on non-construction contracts, determining improvements it would recommend to the City Council, and identifying for the City Council ordinance changes, if any, that should be approved.

 

Section 3. That the committee shall not make any recommendations regarding the processes for establishing minority and women goals on construction contracts.

 

Section 4. That the committee shall complete its task and make its report to the City Council by August 1, 2013.

 

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