Cincinnati Councilwoman Betsy Sundermann Proposes Charter Amendment - State and Federal Communications

December 17, 2020  •  

Cincinnati Councilwoman Betsy Sundermann Proposes Charter Amendment

Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Councilwoman Betsy Sundermann proposed a charter amendment to the city charter.

The amendment would allow the city to suspend a council member upon the filing of an indictment or certain criminal charges, and to remove them if convicted.

There is currently no provision in the Cincinnati Charter addressing what happens in the event of public corruption allegations.

The proposed charter amendment also requires ethics training for new council members within 60 days of oath of office.

The amendment also prohibits council members from amending their successor designation certificate after being indicted.

If approved by council, the charter amendment would be submitted to the voters for approval in 2021.

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