February 2, 2016 •
Alexandria City Council Approves Initiative for Greater Ethical Standards
The Alexandria City Council enacted a resolution over the weekend to promote greater transparency and ethics guidelines for city officials. The resolution, in part, creates a nine-member committee to draft a code of conduct and ethics pledge for elected and appointed city officials as well as seeks authority from the General Assembly to enact limits, or a complete ban, on gifts to elected officials. As a Dillon Rule state, it is unclear whether the legislature will grant such lawmaking power to the city.
The city attorney’s office must finalize the language of the resolution before the text will be made available to the public.
Photo of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia by ShuminWeb on Wikimedia Commons.
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