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Charlotte City Council Looks to Improve Code of Ethics

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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.

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