Council members multiple streams of income…..
Bill 19-482 is currently under consideration that would amend the DC Home Rule Act to establish full time employment for the members of the DC Council. Council member Vincent Orange’s says outside employment causes “conflicts of interest, unethical behavior, corruption and divided loyalties.” (DCist October 1, 2011)
Several articles have been written on the subject, some of which are highlighted here. I’m interested in your thoughts. Does DC need a full time council? Why or why not? Here are a few recent posts on the subject to get the juices flowing (click the title to see the full story):
- Whe DC Needs a Full Time Council (that’s how it’s spelled on the site so who am I to correct it!) – September 30, 2011
- DC Ethics Reform: Where’s the Sherrif? – October 26, 2011
- Ethics Reform the DC Council Needs – October 28, 2011