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File #: 68070    Version: 1 Name: ACRE Funds Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/25/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action: 1/4/2022
Enactment date: 1/10/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00025
Title: Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Department of Civil Rights to authorize a grant to Liggon Real Estate Holdings, LLC for Three Thousand Dollars, and amending the Department of Civil Rights Operating Budget to provide for the Grant.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas
Fiscal Note
Ordinance No. ORD-19-00057 passed in 2019, allows the Affirmative Action Division Manager to reach voluntary agreements with contractors who have failed to meet affirmative action plan requirements. Under these agreements, contractors provide payments to the City that will be used to support programs that grow Small Business Enterprises, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Minority Businesses Enterprises, Section 3 Business Enterprises, and Women’s Business Enterprises.
The Department of Civil Rights (DCR) has received payments of $337,000 from such agreements to date. DCR intends to use these funds for a program that seeks to increase the number of real estate developers from marginalized identities. The proposed resolution amends DCR’s 2021 Operating Budget to appropriate $3,000 from these affirmative action plan agreements. These funds will be provided as a grant to a graduate of the Associates in Commercial Real Estate program.
Title
Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Department of Civil Rights to authorize a grant to Liggon Real Estate Holdings, LLC for Three Thousand Dollars, and amending the Department of Civil Rights Operating Budget to provide for the Grant.

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WHEREAS, City loan documents contain provisions related to the hiring of targeted business enterprises, and compliance for those requirements is reviewed by the Department of Civil Rights; and
WHEREAS, as a method of efficient and meaningful settlement for non-compliance, Chapter 39(9)(g)(13) of the Madison General Ordinances states:
[T]he AA Division Manager may reach a voluntary agreement with a contractor claimed to be in violation of this ordinance. The agreement shall provide for payments to the City by the contractor to support a program or programs to enhance the growth of DBE, MBE, WBE or SBE in the greater Madison area, or to enhance the diversity of membership in the apprenticeship and trades.
WHEREAS the Affirmative Action Division Manager has negotia...

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