Charlotte City Council Looks to Improve Code of Ethics - myfoxcarolinas.com

Charlotte City Council Looks to Improve Code of Ethics

Posted: Updated:
  • Neima AbdulahiMore>>

  • Neima Abdulahi

    Neima Abdulahi

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:09:34 GMT
    Neima Abdulahi joined My Fox Carolinas in July 2013 as a Digital Journalist. She was the first reporter hired for the news department, arriving six months before the start-up station would launch a newscast. She has watched the station unfold into the newsroom of the future that it is today.
    Neima Abdulahi joined My Fox Carolinas in July 2013 as a Digital Journalist. She was the first reporter hired for the news department, arriving six months before the start-up station would launch a newscast. She has watched the station unfold into the newsroom of the future that it is today.
  • Time Warner Cable Arena Improvements

    Time Warner Cable Arena Improvements

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:42:37 GMT
    Charlotte City Council members looked at a proposal to make improvements to the Time Warner Cable Arena. The plan is estimated at $29.9 million.The upgrades would mean increased seating, floor repair, restaurant access, upgrading the scoreboard along with improved locker rooms.The original request to renovate the facility was $47.8 million .Council members will vote on the funding requests for the area during the Sept 8th meeting.
    Charlotte City Council members looked at a proposal to make improvements to the Time Warner Cable Arena. The plan is estimated at $29.9 million.The upgrades would mean increased seating, floor repair, restaurant access, upgrading the scoreboard along with improved locker rooms.The original request to renovate the facility was $47.8 million .Council members will vote on the funding requests for the area during the Sept 8th meeting.
  • Prayer Vigil for Michael Brown in Huntersville

    Prayer Vigil for Michael Brown in Huntersville

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:30:12 GMT
    There will be a prayer vigil in Huntersville to honor the life of Michael Brown, a young African-American male shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer.The prayer vigil will take place in Jonahville A.M.E Zion Church in Huntersville. The event is organized by the Million Youth March of Charlotte.The expected start time of the vigil is 7:00 p.m.
    There will be a prayer vigil in Huntersville to honor the life of Michael Brown, a young African-American male shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer.The prayer vigil will take place in Jonahville A.M.E Zion Church in Huntersville. The event is organized by the Million Youth March of Charlotte.The expected start time of the vigil is 7:00 p.m.

Charlotte city council members are looking to improve the Code of Ethics document for the mayor and city council members.

The federal charges brought against former mayor Patrick Cannon made council members revisit the five-page loosely-written ethics code, on whether it holds elected officials accountable on anything that can happen.

The document was last updated in 2010, and vaguely outlines the code of ethics for the mayor and city council.

Council member Claire Fallon says it is vague and needs to be updated to reflect any possible outcome that may occur.

“First of all, if grown-up adults need to have someone tell them how to be ethical, that’s pathetic. Writing down rules is not going to make anyone stop being crooked,” Fallon said.

She says they wouldn’t have to revise the code if the federal allegations didn’t take place last week. But the problem has led them to a more defined and clear code.

“Not everybody is corrupt and politics does not corrupt everybody. You have to have weak character for it to do it to you,” she said.

The council will make steps to improving the code of ethics as soon as they fill the mayor’s seat. Fallon says the council will vote Monday night for a new mayor. She hopes whoever is selected will be a spokesperson for the city and a person of good character.

Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices