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Anti-Nepotism City Ordinance

Anti-Nepotism Ordinance for the City of Washington

Section 1:

This Ordiance shall supercede all exsiting policies and procedures as well as previous ordiances in the City Code with regards to appointments to commissions, councils, and boards in the City of Washington, North Carolina.
    a) This ordinance shall apply solely to appointed positions in the City of Washington and shall not apply to any positions in City government that are based on merit nor non-appointed positions that are posted for City government positions.
    b) This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon passage by the City Council.

Section 2:

    A) No kin of an elected city official shall be appointed to serve in any capacity on a commission, council or board of the City of Washington.
        1) Kin shall be defined as any person who is a spouse, parent, biological or adopted child or grandchild, or sibling of an elected official of the City of Washington.
        2) Members that are currently serving in appointed positions that meet the definition in Section 2A-1 shall have 30 days to submit their resignations upon passage of this ordinance.
    B) No portion of this ordinance shall apply to non-appointed positions in the City of Washington.

Section 3:

The City Manager shall send a letter to all members that are currently serving in appointed positions at the time of the pasage of this ordinance that fall under Section 2 of this ordinance informing them that their resignation is required. Failure to provide resignation within 30 days shall result in the immediate disqualitfication of said individuals from any future appointments to city commissions, councils or boards.

Section 4:

Failure to enforce this ordinance by any elected official or the City Manager shall result in any Council Member reserving the right to censure the offending official by a simple majority vote of the Council if a motion is made and properly seconded in any public City meeting.

Clean Washington Act Ordinance Proposals City Council Public Input Policy Act of the City of Washington

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An act to mandate public input session and open meetings for all city council meetings.
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  • Unchallenged Good-Ole-Boy Network
  • Clean Up Trashed Properties
  • Transparency & Public Input in Local Government
  • Investigate Misappropriation of Funds
  • Our City is Suffering from a Brain Drain

Your city government neglects any area that is outside of the historic district or outside the personal bubbles in which city bureaucrats and elected officials operate.

It is high-time that city government operates on behalf of every citizen in the system and not just those with power and influence.

Electing me to the City Council sends a message that city government is for ALL citizens and not just the elite.

We have 22 city officials that make over $75,000 a year in salaries in addition to an average 38% benefits package.

The city greedily chose to give these individuals an additional 5% wage increase in this year's budget instead of using that money to give us a full complement of 12 EMTs which we desperately need.   Instead we will be receiving only 4 more, 8 in total.

When the median income in Washington is $37,200 this is obscene.

Our city is suffering from a brain drain.

Population has decreased from the 2010 census to the 2020 census as our young people go off to college to develop skills that they can't find jobs for here in the city.

It is time to enact tax incentives, decreased regulations and have proactive city officials that seek high-tech, high-paying firms to locate in the city to stem the flow of our young people out from the city. © Copyright 2024 All Rights Reserved
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