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Tallahassee Commissioners will consider proposed ethics changes at their upcoming meeting

An outside view of the entrance of city hall--a redish brick building with curved windows and green trees on either side of the door.
Craig Moore
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City Commissioners will meet at city hall to discuss proposed ethics changes Wednesday.

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.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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