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Posted on: June 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Public Hearing - Title VI and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)

Winston-Salem North Carolina

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE WINSTON-SALEM CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO CONSIDER THE DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) AND TITLE VI POLICIES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Winston-Salem will hold a public hearing at the Benton Convention Center at 7:00 pm on Monday July 6, to consider comments from the public concerning adoption of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Title VI policies.  

All interested citizens are invited to participate. If you would like to speak during the public hearing, please visit www.cityofws.org/agendas or call (336)747-7390.  If you have questions regarding public hearing participation, please call (336)747-7390.

The City of Winston-Salem, the  Winston-Salem Urban Area Planning Organization (WSUAMPO) and the Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) have established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. The City of Winston-Salem has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, City of Winston-Salem has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

The Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, and national origin.  Specifically, 42 USC 2000d states that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”  The City of Winston-Salem, the WSUAMPO and the WSTA have updated the Title VI Policy in accordance with the FTA Circular 4702.1B Title VI Reporting and Federal Highways.  

Staff will present any comments received during the public comment period, if received by noon on July 6, 2020, during the public hearing.  Following the public hearing, City Council will consider adopting the plans and policies.  

If you would like to submit any comments on the proposed DBE and Title VI policies, please email them to Marlene Davis at Marlenedg@cityofws.org by noon July 6, 2020.

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