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Black and Asian Democratic Caucus Announce New M/WBE Legislation

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Black and Asian Democratic Caucus of Monroe County Legislature will be announcing the submission of new legislation that will make significant changes to Monroe County procurement policy. The announcement will be held today, October 26, at 11:00 a.m. in Monroe County Legislative Chambers. The legislation submitted is a continuation of efforts to diversify County operations.

“We’re here to announce the submission of legislation that will have a significant impact on diversity and council contracts,” Monroe County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell said in a press conference.

The Gantt’s Law — named after late Assemblyman David F. Gantt -aims to utilize minority and women-owned businesses for Monroe County contracts, and institute reporting guidelines on such. The law will also aim to create a directory of local minority and women-owned businesses.

“Gantt’s Law, which we are submitting today, goes beyond past initiatives to go to the root of the barriers of minority-owned businesses,” Flagler-Mitchell said.


Monroe County Legislative Chambers

407 County Office Building

Rochester, NY 14614

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