Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) and 16 co-sponsors (including fellow members of the Veterans Caucus) are backing the expansion of the city’s Business Enterprise Program to include businesses owned by veterans [O2017-938]. “Many of those who served honorably in our nation’s military forces forewent opportunities for professional and financial advancement in serving our nation, and at times incurred pain, suffering, and disability while in service,” the preamble notes, while noting this program wouldn’t step on the toes of other programs for minorities or women.

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