Please comment on current participation of individuals with disabilities in city hiring and contracts.

Civil Rights

Unemployment levels among people with disabilities, who have enormous contributions to make to the civic life of this city, remain unacceptably high. The city must lead by example here, by ensuring that we create workspaces that accommodate people with disabilities, hiring practices that encourage the hiring of people with disabilities, and standards for contractors that foster employment and engagement for this constituency.

We need to ensure that people with disabilities have every opportunity and advantage in our society and I support expanding their participation.