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File #: O-394-19    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2019 In control: Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee
On agenda: 3/5/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 37.65-37.69 AND 37.71 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING TO MINORITY, FEMALE, DISABLED OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER ("LGBT") OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.
Sponsors: Jessica Green (D-1), Bill Hollander (D-9), Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4), David James (D-6), Barbara Shanklin (D-2)
Attachments: 1. O-394-19 V.1 112119 Amend LMCO 37.65-37.69 and 37.71.pdf, 2. 02.26.20 National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Presentation.pdf, 3. ORD 031 2020.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. 031. SERIES 2020
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 37.65-37.69 AND 37.71 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING TO MINORITY, FEMALE, DISABLED OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER ("LGBT") OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS GREEN, HOLLANDER, SEXTON SMITH, SHANKLIN AND PRESIDENT JAMES

WHEREAS, Louisville Metro is one of the most diverse and progressive cities in the United States of America with an active LGBT community residing within its boundaries;
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro is committed to providing historically underrepresented business owners with equal opportunities to compete and succeed in procuring government contracts, and is equally committed to increasing the number and diversity of business supplier options for goods and services;
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro adheres to non-discrimination, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies that includes LGBT individuals with regards to individual hiring practices;
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro has implemented aggressive inclusionary measures that include an identification and certification processes for underrepresented business entities, which are Minority, Female, and Disabled Business Enterprises; and
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro is seeking to better understand the LGBT Business Enterprise owned community by identifying and certifying such businesses that are utilized by Louisville Metro Government in the procurement of goods and services, which are keys to driving innovation and promoting economic growth throughout this entire region.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION VI: The definitions in LMCO ? 37.65 are amended as follows:
DISABLED HANDICAPPED OWNED BUSINESS. A business enterprise legally constituted under the laws of the state, including but not ...

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