A special Committee on Jacksonville Small and Emerging business is established to review the JSEB program codified in Chapter 126, Part 6, Ordinance Code, and identify any successes and challenges that the JSEB program may have. Based on the Special Committee JSEB program review, the Committee may recommend amendments to the JSEB program, including but not limited to, the JSEB program goals, training, access to capital, bonding, certification requirements, maximum threshold amounts in Section 126.608(c)(2), Ordinance Code, and the limitation on the number of program participation years in Section 126.608(c)(3), Ordinance Code, or other legislative improvements or programs supported by the evidence, disparity studies, and applicable federal and state law.
Background: The current Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business (JSEB) program has been in place since 2004, with several modification over the years. This JSEB program is a race neutral program developed in conjunction with two previous disparity studies (1990 and 2002) and federal case law. An oversight committee for the JSEB program was established to quarterly and annually review certain aspects of the JSEB program. In 2011, the City of Jacksonville commissioned a disparity study to evaluate the JSEB program and data from 2004-2010. The results of the disparity study were published in 2013.
Deadline: The Jacksonville Small Business & Emerging Special Committee is tasked to report its findings and recommendations by June 30, 2022.
Ju'Coby Pittman - Chair
Colleen Hampsey, Research Assistant
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