December 13, 2017 •
Fort Wayne City Council Overrides Veto of Pay-to-Play Ordinance
The Fort Wayne City Council overrode Mayor Tom Henry’s veto of pay-to-play ordinance. Opponents of the ordinance are concerned about the constitutionality of the new law.
The ordinance will prohibit contractors who have donated more than $2,000 a year to an elected official’s campaign from bidding on city projects.
The restriction includes natural or legal persons with a 7.5 percent or more interest in the bidding entity and extends to a bidder’s spouse and any children living in the same household.
The ordinance will become effective on January 1, 2018.
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