Affirmative action…Uptown style
Affirmative Action was meant to re-dress past and present discrimination… to make sure government contracts were shared with folks who were historically shut out, disadvantaged.
Today, government agencies fall all over themselves to boast about just how much of their government contracts are shared with disadvantaged businesses.
Uptown has three separate government entities, even though they seem to act like one. But they brag about their Affirmative Action Numbers.
So to help their publicity, we thought we would identify the champion of their affirmative action program to help the disadvantaged or discriminated business.
The Gunda Corporation.
They are the company that’s running that plan to tear up Post Oak Blvd for dedicated bus lanes. You know the one that some Uptown officials will make millions from while destroying the private businesses along Post Oak.
We asked Uptown for their MWDBE/SBE expenditures… and lo and behold! Gunda Corporation is the big winner. They’ve been awarded $4.4 million dollars in Uptown contracts during the last three fiscal years. And there’s a lot more coming before the Post Oak disaster is finished.
We won’t tell you where he lives, but we will show you how the President of the Gunda Corporation, Ramesh Gunda lives, so you can see the results of discrimination for yourselves, the results of being shut out of business all these years. Inequities that folks in Uptown are trying to cure.
It’s a million- dollar home that’s about 6,000 square feet. Now that’s affirmative action.UPTOWN MWDBE CONTRACTS 2014-2016