Please comment on current women and minority participation in city hiring and contracts. Be sure your comments include firefighter and police officer recruitment and promotion.

General
Gerald Scott McCarthy IVI-IPO 2017 Chicago City Council

The City can seek to expand the set asides for people with disabilities, women and minorities.

I helped co-found Harriet’s Daughters with a mission towards improving these numbers, we have seen improvement but I will not be satisfied until we see full parity.

Marcellus H. Moore, Jr. IVI-IPO 2017 Chicago City Council

Women and minority participants should not discriminated against and should have equal opportunities to participate in city hiring and contracts. Given the history of discrimination within the Police and Fire Departments, close scrutiny should be had on those entities. The Police Accountability Task Force made some recommendations regarding reform for CPD.