Monday, July 14, 2008
Ballard Makes Minority Contracting A Priority
Those of you who followed the campaign between Bart Peterson and Greg Ballard last year will recall that Ballard supporter Darla Williams had one issue she continually raised on the blogs and at public meetings: Bart Peterson was not being fair to minority contractors. Well, guess what? Mayor Ballard is overhauling the city's minority contracting program "after finding the city's program in disarray and falling short of goals" the Star's Brendan O'Shaughnessy reports. And of course, he will announce changes at Indiana Black Expo this morning. In addition to his plans to expand minority contracting, Mayor Ballard intends to divert 3% of city spending to veteran contractors. Is this what voters asked for when they elected Greg Ballard?