Council To Debate Ethics Bills Tomorrow

Council is set to debate a package of ethics reforms tomorrow afternoon, which could have long-lasting impacts on how the city does business.

One of the bills would set up a public referendum in November's general election on whether to do away with the city charter's strict restrictions on political activity and let Council set the rules.

Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez said she though city workers should be allowed to be political when they’re not on the job.

“People are entitled to be political on their own time. That’s their constitutional right,” said Quinones-Sanchez.

The Nutter administration has raised concerns about giving Council widespread power to dictate the city’s political activity rules.