Description of Intent:
This section of the charter instructs county officials to give priority in its contracts and purchases to businesses who employ Nevada County residents, purchase materials and supplies within Nevada County and historically pay taxes and fees to the County. The county should develop and implement a system of measuring, prioritizing and considering the value of those when making contract purchase decisions whenever Nevada County businesses meet the performance criteria required by the County.
The intent is to ensure that, when comparing purchasing and contracting costs, the economic benefits of doing business with local companies is taken into account.
Proposed Charter Text:
With regard to selecting businesses for purchases and contracts by any and all Nevada County governmental entities, the Board of Supervisors and the Chief Executive Officer are instructed to develop and implement a system of measuring, prioritizing and considering the economic value to Nevada County of the following:
- The number and total compensation of employees who are residents of Nevada County
- The value of the company’s purchases within Nevada County over the three most recent years
- The amount paid in taxes and fees by the company to Nevada County over the three most recent years
Links to all Charter pages:
Nevada County Charter – Introduction
How to establish a Nevada County Charter
Preamble to the Nevada County Charter
Preamble to Charter section establishing a public bank for Nevada County
The mission of the public Bank of Nevada County
The governance of the public Bank of Nevada County
The Citizens Bill of Rights
Nevada County Officers & Governance
Use of Instant Runoff Voting and establishing campaign finance limits
“Buy Local” preference for Nevada County purchases & contracts section
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