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Garza Cleared for Minority Business
City rejects complaint filed by black contractors
"...A black contractors' group has lost its challenge to the city's minority..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Report: AISD Discriminates Against Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses
AISD Trustee Saldaña "not surprised" by the study because many of the issues uncovered are endemic
"...District has been "a passive participant" in discrimination against minority- and women-owned businesses, according to a new study by..."

Dec. 18, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD's Underutilized Business
AISD weighs equity study to improve its limited program for minority- and women-owned firms
"...to spread those construction dollars just as equitably among contractors and vendors...."

May 24, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Cracks in the System
Is the City's Minority Procurement Process Up to Par?
"...Carol Hadnot, a minority procurement consultant, says African Americans are not gettinga fair..."

Sept. 19, 1997 News Feature by Chris Walters

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Even if a current criminal probe turns up no fire, Austin's minority contracting program has never lacked for smoke and heat.
"...Let's put it this way: "Questions raised about city minority contracting program" is not exactly a man-bites-dog headline. We..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Then There's This: As the Door Revolves ...
Contractors cry foul when ex-city official returns – wearing new hat
"...A contractors' association is challenging the process by which former Assistant..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
The City Council considers ways to strengthen Austin's Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Program, which awards contracts for city work to businesses owned by minorities and women.
"...and equity in the awarding of city contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses. But just in case it doesn't,..."

Dec. 31, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Council moves out of City Hall annex, addresses the needs of poor, examines csc's record on hiring minority contractors, approves neighborhood proposal for the chamption tract, names a designer of the Mexican American Culture Center.
"...Corporation and the city, council members, city staff, and minority contractors' representatives debated CSC's record so far on encouraging..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Land Lock
from east to west, land use a hot topic
"...the agreement, are slated for 6pm tonight. CSC and Minority Contractors Today's morning session will include a briefing on..."

March 24, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Point Austin: Storm Surge
Finger-pointing follows lost fed funds for Weatherization Assistance Program
"...City Manager Marc Ott pulled the agenda item after minority business representatives questioned whether the contracts met the city's..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
Minority Contracts Probed
"...Lino Rivera, director of the city's Small and Minority Business Resources office, has been reassigned pending the outcome..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Then There's This: 'A Decent Wage'
Pay Requirement may be inked into city incentive deals
"...And the area chapters of the Associated Build­ers and Contractors and the Minority Con­tract­ors Trade Associ­a­tion Alliance have asked..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Column

The Shark Bites Back
Mitchell Says the Eastside Needs Sharp Teeth
"...Mitchell was likely looking for the suppport of the minority contractors for his 1997 candidacy. However, tensions quickly escalated..."

April 18, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from around Austin and beyond
"...needs and a strapped budget over the hunger of minority contractors, the City Council last week handed more than..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Season of Discontent
Bungling a high-profile project is not the best way to ask for a raise
"...the agenda to try to settle some questions that minority contractors had raised, based largely on what turned out..."

Dec. 16, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

Not So Cool
Austin's 2009 Climate Protection Program update confirms progress on energy – but reflects a feeble citywide effort
"...Most recently, on June 2 the city's Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise Procurement..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Watering the F1 MBE/WBEs
F1 gets pro-active on small business involvement with commission vote
"...in an unincorporated area, and the opportunity to ensure minority- and women-owned business involvement: Something that the developers were..."

Nov. 11, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Down to the Wire
SOS, Bradley, and the city try to work out their differences and come to an agreement they all can live with on the Bradley Settlement.
"...Park Baptist Church/neighbors dispute (see "Naked City"), and the minority contractors/CSC dispute clogging the makeshift council chambers inside the..."

March 10, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Austin Energy's Weatherization Fail
Cold council reception to losing $400K In stimulus bucks
"...council discussion began on Item 5, speakers from Austin’s minority contracting community lambasted the city for losing the money,..."

Dec. 9, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Saldaña Quits AISD Board
Trustee cites workload for abrupt exit
"...the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Minority Contractors Trade Association Alliance. He moved to the other..."

April 7, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 4/29/10 (Update)
Hittin' you with your morning recap
"...topics they navigated – questions relating to taxi franchises, minority contracting and major construction projects – engendered the occasional..."

April 29, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Then There's This: Shake-up
How green was my Austin Energy
"...Late last year, after a scrap between Rábago and minority contractors temporarily caused a missed opportunity for federal funding..."

June 15, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

The Dead Walk by Night
Marathon meeting turns City Council members into zombies
"...for an electric substation, an arrangement heavily criticized by minority contractors for not meeting city diversity standards on subcontracting...."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
"...on the project (a source of bitter disappointment among minority subcontractors awarded a small share of the contract pie),..."

March 16, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

East-West Dissent
Neighborhood Concerns
"..."Smart Growth can be the death sentence to the minority community, and to the older people and young students...."

April 23, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff

Money Don't Buy Everything, It's True …
City Council plows through housing, energy, and budget hearing
"...an extended Council discussion on how to get local minority contractors some of the potential business, whether the contract..."

Aug. 21, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The City Council takes a hard look at the budget crisis -- and blinks.
"...branch library expansion. Money has been found for the minority contractors' associations -- and even though one city-funded group..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

House of Cards
Critics say the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards low-income housing tax-credits to undeserving developers.
"...established developers don't begrudge the housing agency giving inexperienced minority contractors a break. But, he says, "I don't think..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Assisted Suicide?
The Demise of the Clinics
"...that the low bidder, Morganti National, is using two minority contractors who cannot prove their capability to do the..."

Aug. 2, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

City Hall Hustle: Trying to Share the Work
Council tweaks MBE/WBE rules to broaden contract participation
"...there are a lot – has to be Austin's Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. Otherwise known as..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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