It’s imperative to have trust between citizens and City Hall. When residents have a problem, we will have solutions. When residents have complaints, we will listen. There will always be a staff member available to answer the phone, answer emails and accept visits from residents who have concerns. We will have an open door policy at City Hall.
The administration will respond to all Freedom of Information requests in good faith and in a timely fashion.
We will support legislation before City Council to convert the Office of Public Integrity to the Office of Inspector General, adhering to the highest standards of the Association of Inspectors General.
When the city issues a Request for Proposals for development on city land, the public will be involved in making the final selection.
Public input will be sought on all major decisions and development projects.
Here are some ethics proposals:
- The Board of Ethics will accept and consider complaints from private citizens.
- Anyone who violates the Code of Ethics will be subject to a fine, and possible disciplinary action.
- The Board of Ethics will employ outside counsel.
- The city will impose a one-year ban on any former employees contacting the city on behalf of new employer.
- No city employee can serve on the committees of political parties.
- No city employee can make campaign contributions to the mayor or members of city council.
- Vendors will not be allowed to make campaign contributions to the mayor or members of city council. No one with business before the city will be allowed to make campaign contributions to the mayor or members of city council.