CB 17, also known as the Jobs First Act, is an Economic Development and Local Employment initiative. The purpose of CB-17 is to enhance the County’s economic development by creating bidding preferences and participation for County-based businesses. CB 17 also:
Creates bidding preferences and participation requirements for Local Small Minority Business Enterprise (LSMBE) businesses;
Establishes a First Source Hiring Program for positions on certain procurement projects directly funded by the County and procurement contracts in County assisted developments;
Authorizes the use of Community Benefit Agreement on County assisted developments that receive a public benefit of a value greater than $3,000,000 with certain exceptions;
Gives priority to LSMBE in all Minority Business Enterprise goals for minority contracting and purchasing;
Requires subcontracting plans for certain contracts and generally relating to economic development in the County; and
CB 17 requires the Supplier Development and Diversity Division (formerly Minority Business Development Division) to certify County-based businesses.