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This ordinance defines and details the categories of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and City contracts that must be considered separately by the City's Finance Director in conducting the Annual Disparity Study and devising the City's Annual Participation Goals. The U.S. Department of Transportation's DBE (disadvantaged business enterprise) program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by disadvantaged groups in local and state procurement.
This resolution recognizes housing as a right of citizens who live in the county. This resolution requires the human services board to initiate a housing plan for implementation at the county level. This housing plan must recommend strategies to provide housing units and shelter beds at affordable rates to address needs for accessible housing, reduce childhood homelessness rates by a specified percentage and a specified date, utilize public-private partnerships for the creation of affordable housing, and recommend policies to prevent foreclosures, evictions, utility terminations, and the criminalization of homelessness. These policies are subsumed under the stated intent of this resolution to stabilize housing for all citizens of the county.
This ordinance creates the Dane County Poverty Commission. The ordinance establishes the terms for the commission as well as the length of terms for members of this commission and requires them to submit regular reports including suggestions for ways to alleviate poverty and provide greater assistance to needy individuals.
This ordinance states that every contract entered into by the County for the provision of reproductive health services shall require the provider to provide all County clients with comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information, including but not limited to family planning, birth control, pregnancy, and post-partum. In addition, any provider with a contract for services with the County shall only refer County clients seeking information regarding reproductive health services to a County provider that provides comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information.