Charlie Tygard makes a statement about diversifying the market of public contracts that Metro draws from:
"It's an issue that merits discussion," said at-large Councilman Charlie Tygard. "But with the financial condition of this city, I am not willing to pay any premium for goods and services or adhere to any type of quota. … And what I will really be looking at is the cost."Allow me to serve as your unofficial online patronage translator. Here's what I interpret him to be saying: "If they ain't members of my set of big-money, white-bread campaign contributors, then it would be too costly to future election chances to give them a fair shot."