Reform Panel Working On Recommendations To Stop Corruption At City Hall
In January, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley appointed nine members to a new panel tasked with reviewing how City Council handles development deals. The Economic Development Reform Panel was created in the wake of multiple federal indictments of council members on corruption charges related to development deals.
The panel make their recommendations in a report to be issued by Aug. 1. According to Chair Ann Marie Tracey, they are first outlining what the issues are.
"Some of the issues may be lack of public trust; insufficiency of guard rails; do we currently have a sufficient definition of the charter in regards to who is responsible for what," says Tracey. The panel meets every two weeks to discuss these topics, with meetings streamed publicly online.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the panel's goals are Economic Development Reform Panel Chair, Former Chair of the Ohio Ethics Commission and Retired Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Ann Marie Tracey; University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Verna Williams; and Manley Burke President, Retired Chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party and Retired President of the Hamilton County Board of Elections Tim Burke.
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