BGA seeks to strengthen ethics violation fines, prohibit lobbying on Chicago City Council floor

BGA seeks to strengthen ethics violation fines, prohibit lobbying on Chicago City Council floor

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Higher Authorities Affiliation helped draft a reform measure directed on the metropolis’s board of ethics.

The Higher Authorities Affiliation mentioned the ethics ordinance is a step towards reform, however extra work is forward.

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A number of the adjustments within the new ordinance embrace strengthening fines for ethics violations, prohibiting lobbying on the Chicago Metropolis Council ground together with by prior council members, and increasing battle of curiosity provisions to cowl all metropolis officers.

The Higher Authorities Affiliation additionally pushed for a requirement that alderpersons recusing themselves from a vote be absent from dialogue of the matter as nicely, and for the growth of marketing campaign finance guidelines to cowl subcontractors on metropolis contracts.

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