Ann Arbor City Officials Should Enact a City Ethics Policy

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 is local election day in Ann Arbor. Six candidates are running for school board. Four of the five wards have contested elections. There are 3 proposals on the ballot. Proposal 3 taps into an issue A2Ethics.org is keenly interested in examining at the municipal government level: the elimination of conflicts of interest by city officers. 

After the 2011 election, A2Ethics.org recommends that the mayor and city council consider creating an ethics policy for the city of Ann Arbor. Most cities already have municipal ethics policies. Some of them are effective, many of them are not.

In an upcoming podcast series on city ethics policies, A2Ethics.org plans to talk with experts and others with experience in creating and implementing city ethics programs.