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File #: ORD. 2019-264    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 9/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action: 11/12/2019
Title: To amend ch. 2, art. V of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 10 (?? 2-1002-2-1006) for the purpose of establishing an Ethics Reform Commission. (As Amended)
Patrons: Kristen Larson, Parker Agelasto, Michael Jones, Andreas Addison, Kimberly Gray, Reva Trammell
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2019-264 - Amended 20191014, 2. Ethics Reform Task Force Final Report 2019 04 01, 3. 20191014 Amendment of 2019-264
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To amend ch. 2, art. V of the City Code by adding therein a new div. 10 (?? 2-1002-2-1006) for the purpose of establishing an Ethics Reform Commission. (As Amended)
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WHEREAS, the City believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the city of Richmond that the City establish an Ethics Reform Commission to advise the Council and the Mayor on matters involving the implementation of the recommendations of the Ethics Reform Task Force established by Ordinance No. 2017-147, adopted September 11, 2017, as amended by Ordinance No. 2018-038, adopted February 26, 2018; and
WHEREAS, the Council intends to evaluate the purpose and duties of the Commission by December 31 on a biennial basis to determine if the Commission should continue in existence; and
WHEREAS, it is estimated that the annual operating costs for the Commission will be approximately $5,000, including ten staff hours;
NOW, THEREFORE,
THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That Chapter 2, Article V of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015) be and is hereby amended and reordained by adding therein a new Division 10, consisting of sections numbered 2-1002 through 2-1006, as follows:
DIVISION 10
ETHICS REFORM COMMISSION
Sec. 2-1002. Created.
There is hereby created a commission of the City of Richmond with indefinite duration to be known as the Ethics Reform Commission for the purpose of providing to the Council and the Mayor information and advice concerning the implementation of the recommendations of the Ethics Reform Task Force established pursuant to Ordinance No. 2017-147, adopted September 11, 2017, as amended by Ordinance No. 2018-038, adopted February 26, 2018.
Sec. 2-1003. Composition.
The Commission shall be composed of 11 members, subject to the conditions set forth in this section, as follows:
(a) The Council shall appoint nine members and the Mayor shall appoint two members.
(b) All appointments shall be otherwise governed by Sections 2-755 and 2...

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