MBE/WBE East Patrol Discussion
Right now in the T&I Committee at City Hall they're talking about assuring MBE/WBE requirements in building the East Patrol.
Kind of ironic given that there was more than a bit of community opposition to the final location of East Patrol.
Also a bit funny . . . 3rd District At-Large Council Lady Melba Curls posed her first question about bids from local artists (ugh) adorning the structure.
Council dude Jermaine Reed has the same old conversation with HDR regarding City Hall monitoring minority participation. Human Relations stresses that they're not requiring companies to let go workers in order to meet MBE requirements.
And then there's more talk about exceeding goals when it comes to hiring minority contractors.
Interestingly, a note about Unions allowing a one-time exception for hiring, apprenticeship rules when it comes to MBE/WBE requirements on this project is interesting. This is the FIRST time that has happened according to one suit offering testimony.
And THAT is where I'm gonna stop watching . . .
Because The Revs are soon to take the stage and push their argument for more minority hiring which is important but also ironic in this project that didn't totally meet with community approval.
UPDATE: Follow-up on TKC reporting from The Star - KC pledges that minorities will help build patrol station