These ethics ordinances are cropping up all over the place. It’s a trend.
A panel of Clayton County residents could soon begin to police county officials to prevent ethical violations such as those that have put the school district’s accreditation at risk.
The Clayton board of commissioners moved closer Tuesday to appointing a panel of nine residents to enforce a proposed code of ethics for elected officials. The commission will vote on an ethics policy, currently being finalized by attorneys, in the next 30-60 days, board Chairman Eldrin Bell said at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
I’m still not convinced they’ll do anything more than encourage frivolous filings of complaints in election years.