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NPT City: Ethics ordinance progresses

The loooooong process toward developing new ethics rules might be getting closer to a conclusion. Gerald Mangrum, who has pushed the issue since at least 2007, sent this note last week: “This afternoon (Wednesday, March 11, 2009) the City Council Rules LRC approved the revision to the Ethics Ordinance as presented by the Ethics Commission and it will now move to City Council in about two weeks for introduction.”

View the ordinance under discussion via the link below.


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 16, 2009 at 8:48 am

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  1. Wouldn’t it be great if the City’s and County’s Ethics Commissions got together and adopted the same set of rules.

    Ken G

    March 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm

  2. Not only that the city and the county get together to discuss ethics – much needed. Also, the school boards need to be more transparent. I think that, to avoid corruption in the future, we should pay school board members a nominal stipend – oh, maybe $500 a month, or maybe even $1,000 per month. This rather removes the temptation to accept bribes for votes. Perhaps it’s sophomoric to think that $1,000 could replace a bribe for $10,000, but, hey, we’ve got to stop somewhere. And, some people, no matter how much you pay them, want more – it’s all a matter of greed, yes, it is. Remember, for 2009 – the code word is Transparency. Any political candidate had better adjust to this Transparency Movement, or there surely will be repercussions. Orale y

    Sin Fin

    Joe Olvera

    March 16, 2009 at 6:09 pm

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