Section 11-44C-93

Provisions applicable regardless of form of government chosen.

It is the legislative intent of this bill that the following provisions shall apply regardless of which form of government the majority of the qualified electors voting in the election provided herein choose:

(1) Within 30 days of taking office, the officials of the form of government chosen shall adopt an ordinance to provide that all appointments made by the mayor, council or city commission to positions in city government, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities, or any other organization or entity of the city or to any positions to which said officials make appointments, shall fairly and equitably reflect the makeup of the total community with due consideration given to all demographic characteristics of the population.

(2) Within 30 days of taking office, the officials of the form of government chosen shall adopt an ordinance to provide that all contracts or agreements entered into by the city or any entity thereof for any service of any kind, whether by bid or otherwise, including but not limited to, professional services and bond issues, shall make every reasonable effort to require that the contractor, firm, or company to which any contract is awarded, must have at least 15 percent participation by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals or the city shall make every reasonable effort to insure that at least 15 percent of the total value of all such contracts and agreements described above shall be awarded to qualified contractors or professionals who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

(3) Within 30 days of taking office, the officials of the form of government chosen shall adopt an ordinance to require that all capital improvements and repairs made in the city shall be made on the basis of need and shall, as nearly as practicable, be fairly and equitably made in all districts of the city whether they be council or commission districts.

(4) The officials of the form of government chosen shall demonstrate their commitment to the poor and needy in this city by annually allocating in the city budget an amount of funds to be approved by the council or commission, to agencies, organizations, and programs serving the poor and needy in a manner and amount to be determined by the council or commission.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-229, p. 96, §93.)