On Tuesday, May 1, Alderman O’Connor, along with Aldermen Sawyer and Villegas, spoke on a City Club panel to discuss the City issues with diversity and fairness in those contracts awarded by the City of Chicago.
Forward the video to minute 44:56 to hear what Alderman O’Connor’s response to moderator Rosemary Swierk’s question related to the City’s plans for supplier diversity opportunities with the upcoming $8.5 billion O’Hare expansion.
Link to the video in YouTube
These types of panel discussions among City Alderman are incredibly valuable for Chicago citizens to see because they touch on how members of the City Council must actively work with one another to address concerns in the City of Chicago. As new construction projects pop up all over the City, Alderman O’Connor recognizes the need for diversity among the contracts awarded by City while at the same time ensuring that those set-aside programs legally and accurately reflect the marketplace.
For additional information on the City’s commitment to diversity and transparency, please visit the Department of Procurement Services website, https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dps.html.