Many months before this point, I suggested to the City Council that we put an ad hoc committe together to suggest updates to our Ethics Ordinance. The ad hoc committee was formed, and residents Mike Klinefelt, Gary Lippard, and Walter Martin volunteered their time. Councilman Rob Baker and I were also members of the committee. The committee had a handful of meetings, and then proposed an ordinance to the City Council.
The updated ordinance now includes additional ethical standards, and a board that can determin if the standards are violated. This ordinance update is a huge step forward with ensuring the government of Eastpointe keeps the public trust.