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City council will hear resolution for Community Opportunities and Enhancements Plan on May 11

May 2, 2016

 

The Portland Building Reconstruction project offers a unique opportunity to invest further in community opportunities and enhancements.

 

The Request for Proposals for the progressive Design-Build-Relocate (DBR) contract for the Portland Building Reconstruction project includes aggressive requirements, goals, targets, and incentives for workforce diversity at all levels and in all trades, for apprenticeship hours, and for disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small business for both the construction as well as the design and professional services components of the project as described in the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Plan.

 

In October 2015, City Council passed Resolution #37160, which directed OMF to allocate one percent of the hard construction costs for community opportunities and enhancements. Council directed that Office of Management and Finance (OMF) bring back a proposal on how to use these funds to provide opportunities for people of color, women, economically disadvantaged individuals and communities, and local contractors and organizations through capacity building, technical assistance, workforce training and apprenticeship opportunities, and other mechanisms.

 

This plan, developed with community input, outlines the categories of activities that will receive funding, and the dollar amounts proposed for each. 

 

On May 11, 2016 at 2pm, City Council will hear the Community Opportunities and Enhancements Plan and take public testimony on the plan.

 

Visit: Office of Management and Finance for more information.

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