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BULLET St. Louis City Resolution Number 211
January 11, 2013
Resolutions adopted during the 2012 session by the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen have been converted to electronic format by the staff of the St. Louis Public Library. This electronic version has been done for the interest and convenience of the user. These are unofficial versions and should be used as unofficial copies.

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TO COMMISSION A DISPARITY STUDY FOR THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS

WHEREAS, it is the goal of the City of St. Louis to increase and/or maintain the current levels of minority- and woman-owned business participation; and

WHEREAS, an updated disparity study must be completed in order to establish the legal validity for maintaining a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of a disparity study is to confirm that the City of St. Louis still has a compelling interest under Federal Law in continuing a M/WBE program; and

WHEREAS, such a study compares the actual number of minority and woman-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) that exist in the Region against the actual number of M/WBEs being utilized in City funded contracts; and

WHEREAS, a disparity exists when there is underutilization of available M/WBEs; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis currently relies on a Disparity Study that was commissioned in 1994, supplemented in 1995, and a report issued in 1996; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis is committed to working in partnership with labor, business and residents in the community to create and maintain a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the population of the City; and

WHEREAS, a disparity study will also assist in confirming the legal validity for maintaining a workforce diversity program.

NOW THEREFORE, The Board of Aldermen hereby calls upon the appropriate departments of City government to commission a Disparity Study to establish the continuing legal validity of its Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program and its Workforce Diversity Goals.

Introduced this 11th day of January, 2013, by:

Honorable Alderman Terry Kennedy

Adopted this 11th day of January, 2013, as attested by:

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David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen

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Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen


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