California Department of Transportation

Disparity Study II Public Hearing

Caltrans District 5 - San Luis Obispo

Disparity Study II Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 10AM to 12PM at the Caltrans District Office, 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 93401 (see flyers below for additional location(s), date(s), and formal notice).

You do not need to register and there's no cost associated with attending any of these meetings.
The Caltrans building is handicap accessible.


You are invited to participate in public hearings that will be held statewide in each Caltrans district. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain personal testimony and accounts of experiences and incidents by vendors and contractors in the California public transportation contracting industry. Further information pertaining to these hearings and Disparity Study II are available on the Office of Business & Economic Opportunity website

If you are unable to attend a public hearing to provide Caltrans your testimony, you may submit it electronically, no later than Friday, June 8, 2012, to, or by U.S. mail to: Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity, Attention: Anna Silva, 1823 14th St. Sacramento, CA 95814.

The Disparity Study II is to determine if there are any groups (ethnicity or gender) who are having difficulty contracting with Caltrans for any reason.

The groups previously identified in Disparity Study I are:

  • Race-Neutral (DBE)
    • Hispanic American (includes persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central or South American, or other Spanish or Portuguese culture or origin, regardless of race.
    • Subcontinent Asian Americans (includes persons whose origins are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, Nepal or Sri Lanka.
  • Race-Conscious (UDBE)
    • Black Americans (or “African Americans”), (includes persons having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa).
    • Native Americans (includes persons who are American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians).
    • Asian-Pacific Americans (include persons whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Burma, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Phillippines, Brunei, Samoa, Guam, Hong Kong, and other countries and territories in the Pacific.
    • Woman (includes women with at least 51% business ownership and control of a firm).

Last updated: April 19, 2012