City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
15-O-1581

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER C. T. MARTIN TO AFFIRM AND AMEND DIVISIONS 12 AND 9 OF
CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE X OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA CODE OF
ORDINANCES, KNOWN AS THE EQUAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
PROGRAM ("EBO PROGRAM") AND SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
PROGRAM ("SBE PROGRAM") RESPECTIVELY; TO ACKNOWLEDGE
AND INCORPORATE THE DISPARITY STUDY PERFORMED BY KEEN
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH LLC; TO REVIEW, AMEND AND APPLY
THE BENEFIAL ADJUSTMENTS IN THE DISPARITY STUDY
ADMINISTERED BY KEEN INDEPENDENT FOR THE 2015 CITY OF
ATLANTA DISPARITY STUDY AND THE PROVISIONS OF THE EBO AND
SBE PROGRAMS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 10 Clarence "C. T." Martin
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 14 EBO PROGRAM

Body

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta (the "City") desires to be proactive in ensuring that economic opportunities in the Atlanta Region are equally available to all individuals and businesses, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity; and

 

WHEREAS, through Ordinance No. 09-0-1876 the City enacted its current Equal Business Opportunity Program (the "EBO Program") and the Small Business Opportunity Program (the "SBE Program") in 2015 based on a disparity study conducted by Keen Independent Research 15-0-1556 Keen Independent 2015 City of Atlanta Disparity Study.

 

WHEREAS, the Disparity Report found statistically significant disparities between the availability versus the utilization of qualified minority- and women-owned businesses in the Atlanta Region ("Underutilization").The 2015 Disparity Report concluded that the Underutilization, along with related anecdotal evidence, provide strong evidence to justifY narrowly-tailored equal-opportunity measures in City contracting. Such measures safeguard the City from becoming a passive participant in racial, ethnic and gender discrimination; and

 

WHEREAS, the EBO Program implements narrowly-tailored measures to promote full and equal

competitive opportunities for all persons and businesses engaged in City contracts, regardless of race, gender and ethnicity; and

 

WHEREAS, the EBO Program provided for a ten year graduation period for certified minority and women-owned businesses. After said period, minority- and women-owned businesses may remain certified if they meet small business entity standards; and

 

WHEREAS, the City expressly recognized the necessity for periodic reviews of the EBO Program and SBE Program's efficacy so that beneficial adjustments can be identified and implemented; and ยท

 

Meeting History

Dec 7, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Jan 4, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 1, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 7, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 18, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 2, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 16, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 6, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 20, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 5, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 18, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 14, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 28, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Oct 3, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 12, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [6 TO 0]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
AWAY:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Oct 17, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 26, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore
ABSENT:Andre Dickens
Nov 7, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 16, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean
Nov 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 30, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
Dec 5, 2016 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 14, 2016 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FILED BY COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Alex Wan, Chair
SECONDER:Howard Shook, Vice Chair
AYES:Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Felicia A Moore, Andre Dickens
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Jan 3, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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FILED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 14 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:FILED [14 TO 0]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
AWAY:Carla Smith