2022 Disparity Study

We are pleased to share with you the final results of the Disparity Study. Commissioned by the Austin City Council in 2020, the report uses qualitative and quantitative data to assess the effectiveness of the City’s M/WBE procurement program.

The report and its subsequent findings and recommendations was spearheaded by Colette Holt & Associates (CHA), a Texas-based national law and consulting firm specializing in disparity studies, affirmative action contracting programs, expert witness services, compliance monitoring and strategic development related to supplier diversity initiatives. The full report can be downloaded below.


City of Austin Disparity Study Report 2022 

Recommendations for the Disparity Study Report 2022 

Disparity Study PowerPoint Presentation

Public Comment 

Feedback regarding the City of Austin Disparity Report Study may be submitted by email at DisparityStudy@austintexas.gov

Important Dates 


Virtual Disparity Study Public Briefing (Ended)

Virtual Public Briefing (July 20, Afternoon)

Virtual Public Briefing (July 20, Evening)


Quality of Life Commission Meetings (Virtual; In-Person)

African American Resource Advisory Commission

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6 p.m.

Hispanic/Latino American Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 5 p.m.

LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life Advisory Commission

  • Monday, August 8, 2022, 5:30 p.m.


General Briefings

Association of General Contractors

  • Friday, August 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 12:10 p.m.

Video Recordings

Virtual Disparity Study Briefing ft. Colette Holt

Virtual Disparity Study Briefing Q&A

Previous City of Austin Disparity Studies