The Tallahassee City Commission will decide whether to introduce an ethics ordinance Wednesday, but a similar ballot initiative may negate its efforts if it passes in November.
Two years ago, the Commission appointed an ethics advisory panel to assist them in crafting the new ethics ordinance. The Commission’s choice to reject some of that panel’s suggestions prompted a citizen-led ballot initiative beefing up oversight. Last week, the Commission voted to place the amendment on the ballot. But on Wednesday, they’ll vote on their original ordinance.