City of Columbus Adopts Set-aside Legislation

Kegler Brown Construction Newsletter

On December 6, 1993, the City of Columbus adopted a set-aside ordinance of 4-10 percent of city contracts for African Americans and women. The City is currently studying whether Asians and Hispanics should be included in the definition of minorities.

As the prior Columbus set-aside ordinance was declared unconstitutional, it will need to be approved by federal court Judge James L. Graham before it can become effective and be applied by the City.

AGC of Ohio is expected to challenge the constitutionality of the new ordinance in court so the outcome of this legislation remains uncertain.