Daily Archives: December 24, 2009

Bainbridge’s “kooky” ethics code

The city’s ethics code is a “backward” version of our legal system, says the Ethics Board chairman.

Those accused of an ethics breach can’t address the Ethics Board. The board can’t ask questions, and have to assume the accuser is telling the truth. Essentially, they have to decide guilt based only on what the accuser says.

To put it another way: the ethics code is “kooky,” chairman Dennis Willerford said.

Click here to read more about how the ethics complaint against Councilwoman Hilary Franz highlights flaws in the ethics code.