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$250,0000 Proposal's Stiff Opposition

 

September 2, 2021



A proposal on Tuesday night's August 24, 2021 city council agenda that would allow the city of Monroe to award city projects $250,000 and under without opening the manner to a formal bidding process was met with fierce opposition in city council chambers. The opposition came from minority business owners who feel they have been left out of being awarded city contracts. Many believe that if the proposal is brought up again and passed, it would create a more significant disadvantage. As it stands now, bids must be advertised for projects over $30,000, and council approval would still be neede...



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