Tallahassee Commissioners will consider proposed ethics changes at their upcoming meeting
Tallahassee Commissioners will look into proposed ethics changes at their upcoming meeting Wednesday.
The proposed changes stem from recommendations made by the Independent Ethics Board. One proposal aims to strengthen the language surrounding misuse of office for elected officials as well as government employees. Another proposed change allows the ethics board to dismiss a complaint when it’s found any violations were unintentional or that further investigation would not serve the public interest.
Commissioners are also expected to consider changes to the city’s lobbyist registration policy—including getting rid of the fee associated with registration in an effort to encourage more lobbyists to register.
If commissioners vote to move forward with the changes Wednesday, a public hearing on the proposed ordinances will be set for April 20.
The city commission meeting starts at 3 p.m. in City Hall.