Council hears more ethics suggestions
By Stephanie Johns
During their recent work session members of the Madison City Council discussed suggestions made by two members of the public regarding the ethics ordinance.
Greenspace Commission Chairman David Land was present to once again offer input.
Council members also had a copy of a letter written by Sonny Pennington in which he shared his concerns about the proposed ethics ordinance changes.
City Manager David Nunn again shared his concern about how the modified ethics ordinance would affect employees.
“I’m concerned about that; there’s some confusion,” he said. “I just want clarity.”
City Attorney Joe Reitman said he will look for balance and seek guidance from outside sources such as state law, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), and the State Bar of Georgia as he continues.
Reitman said that it seems council and public are “all rowing the same direction.”
He noted that the version of the ethics ordinance they are working from was created years ago after much research.
Printed in the February 21, 2013 edition