Only 4.8% of the $15 plus billion in contracted spending went to WMBE’s. My opponent recommends that we add another department to city government to fix this problem using a Chief Diversity Officer to oversee how these contracts are given out. I don’t believe we need another layer of government to oversee this problem and it’s fiscally irresponsible to proposed that solution.
We need a Mayor and a Comptroller in place who will MAKE it happen. Enough talk already. Enough reports already. Enough government layers to go through already. In a city that’s more than 50% black and Hispanic, it’s ridiculous that less than 5% of contracted work goes to WMBE’s. As Comptroller, I will make that happen.