Fort Wayne City Council Approves Pay-to-Play Ordinance - State and Federal Communications

November 29, 2017  •  

Fort Wayne City Council Approves Pay-to-Play Ordinance

The Fort Wayne City Council approved a pay-to-play ordinance on November 28. 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.

Mayor Tom Henry has 10 days to sign or veto the legislation.

If approved, the ordinance will become effective on January 1, 2018.

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