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City Commission set to discuss updating ethics ordinance

Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 18:21:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One of the hot topics on the agenda Wednesday at the Tallahassee City Commission are updates to the ethics ordinance.

Recently the commission voted to update organizational values and discussed a "no gifts policy," meaning no city employees are allowed to accept gifts from vendors and lobbyists.

This, after suspended Commissioner Scott Maddox and his longtime aide and adviser Paige Carter pled guilty to receiving money in exchange for political favoritism.

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey says he and his colleagues are committed to seeing change in within Tallahassee Ethics.

"We’re going to a great robust conversation," said Dailey. "Look, a lot of us that were running for office we campaigned on bringing about change, bringing about new ethical changes at city hall this is something that we take very seriously and we’re going to have a very detailed conversation and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues."

If updates are accepted, the commission will make additional recommendations on the ordinance to be presented again at the Oct. 28 commission workshop.

We'll break down the updates coming up on ABC 27 news at 11.