The ethics board member stays ready though he hopes to never be called upon.
“If we had something come up, we would refer it to them. We put that in place knowing that it would not be used very often and hoping that it would not be used at all,” the mayor said.
In Thrower's opinion the ethics backbone guarantees a better government. Elected officials know the standards and face repercussions just like anyone else.
“To me it says the city is striving to always look and act like it's doing the right thing even when nobody is looking,” Thrower said. “Sometimes just having the ethics committee put together is a reminder.”
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