Issue 9: Shall Article IX of the Charter of Willoughby Hills be amended to restore the Charter’s standards for the conduct of City officials from hiring and appointing their immediate family members?
In 2015 the Charter Review Commission removed our city’s ethics rule that prevented officials from hiring or appointing their immediate family members. In the past, there have been many violation of this. There was the appointment of a Recreation Commissioner’s spouse to an open seat on Council, the appointment of the City Prosecutor’s brother to an open seat on Council, the appointment to the Civil Service Commission of the Mayor’s Secretary’s husband, the hiring of many teenaged children of commissioners and employees of the city, among other abuses. Enough with these embarrassing ethical problems. Let’s hold our city to a higher standard!
If you want a Charter that works for Willoughby Hills, VOTE YES on Issue 9!