OAKLAND — As lawmakers around the state are exploring potential ways to pay reparations for slavery, Oakland has revived and says it’ll enforce a seemingly forgotten city law that requires certain city contractors to disclose any historic ties to slavery.
The ordinance, approved by a city council 15 years ago, also creates a fund of reparations money that’s supposed to be disbursed to help residents in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. But it doesn’t force companies to put any money into the fund.
It applies to contractors that provide insurance or financial services to the city and to textile, tobacco, railroad, shipping, rice or sugar companies that do business with the city. Those businesses must complete affidavits confirming they searched company records for evidence that they had or hadn’t “bought or sold people subjected to slavery, used people subjected to slavery as collateral, provided loans to purchase people subjected to slavery,
What is the Purpose of a Capability Statement?
Government contracting has developed into a very competitive marketplace, thanks to its potential for being very profitable. Companies of all sizes, from small, micro-firms with one employee to large, mega-firms with thousands of employees have been successful in selling products and services to government agencies at the federal, state, city, county and municipal levels.
However, competition has heightened as more companies try to break into, be competitive in, and stay successful in this market. Five years ago, no one knew what a Capability Statement was, and now, it is a critical tool to help you be as successful as possible, no matter what size company you represent.
Another complicating factor is that fewer people are employed by the government to handle outreach and acquisitions. This means that contractors must know how to distill the information that is most important to a particular … Read More
Is a government foreclosure bailout a good suggestion? Having accepted the fact of these Congressional benefits for a long time without question like I’m sure many of my readers have completed, this time was different for me. For some cause a query formed in my thoughts as to whether or not what has turn into a standard perception concerning this issue is in reality based mostly in reality and reality.
The Declaration of Independence boldly states that each citizen has an unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (). Though many of our government’s restrictions and impositions could be construed as violating these most basic of rights, and although the supreme court docket tries to not recognize the DOI’s authority as the first legislation of the land, the Constitution states similar protections so far as the government’s interference in it is citizens freedoms.
Congress members are each … Read More
Promoting your car to the government is becoming more common in a public public sale setting. In 1950, James Warburg, son of the ‘Father of the Federal Reserve,’ unabashedly informed the U.S. Senate in a public hearing: “We will have world government, whether or not or not we prefer it. The question is only whether or not world government will probably be achieved by consent or by conquest.” 4 years earlier, John D. Rockefeller had supplied the funds to construct the United Nations in New York.
Over 14 Million + American are Unemployed(on the time of this writing).Due to our Government and presidents included, who authorized the American companies, which we Americans constructed as the shoppers; while they appropriated their business overseas, and due to this fact, terminating American’s jobs within the United States.
Right here we are in the twenty first Century America arguing that folks should assist themselves … Read More