A Los Angeles County supervisor called today for giving disabled military veterans a preference in bidding on county contracts.
Supervisor Don Knabe, whose district includes Diamond Bar, said Los Angeles County needs to help address high employment and economic hardships faced by veterans.
"America relies on the men and women of the military for all of the freedoms that we so enjoy," Knabe said. "The county should be a leader in supporting our veterans with service-related disabilities, who have made extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country."
Knabe previewed a motion -- to be formally presented next week -- to establish a program for disabled vets similar to one offered to small business owners.
The county is required to choose the lowest cost, qualified contractor for most goods and services but offers a bid price reduction to local small businesses.
Under Knabe's plan, business owned by disabled vets would also be
eligible for a bid reduction.
--City News Service