Proposed Chicago Ethics Ordinance Passes Committee Vote - State and Federal Communications

July 20, 2012  •  

Proposed Chicago Ethics Ordinance Passes Committee Vote

Mayor Rahm EmanuelMayor Rahm Emanuel’s new proposed ethics ordinance has advanced out of committee and will now head to a full city council vote. The proposal, which stems from the first set of recommendations handed out by Emanuel’s appointed Ethics Board, will, among other things, lower the value of gifts that city’s employees and officials may receive. Currently, the limit is $100, but the proposed ordinance lowers that limit to $50.

The proposal is expected to pass the city council. The ethics board is expected to release its second set of ethics recommendations in late summer.

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