Houston City Council to Vote on Ethics Ordinance - State and Federal Communications

January 11, 2011  •  

Houston City Council to Vote on Ethics Ordinance

The Houston City Council is expected to consider a new ethics ordinance this week wherein attorneys would no longer be able to lobby city officials under the guise of performing legal work. The ordinance would require all persons lobbying to register as lobbyists or face criminal penalties.

Further, changes would also be made prohibiting city officials from accepting or soliciting gifts from parties seeking to do business with the city.

Photo of Houston City Hall by Daniel2986 on Wikipedia.

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