February 9, 2012

Public Hearings on Ethics Reform Task Force

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

On Wednesday February 15, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Ethics Reform Task Force will hold its first in a series of public meetings to engage Chicagoans on ways to increase transparency throughout City government.

The Ethics Reform Task Force is bringing the conversation to people across the city. Chicagoans can share ideas and comments and present reforms to ethics experts and practitioners at these public meetings. The task force can also be contacted at EthicsTaskForce@gmail.com.

The Ethics Reform Task Force was formed by Mayor Emanuel in December 2011 to review the City’s ethics ordinance and recommend actions to strengthen the ordinance and increase accountability, oversight and transparency throughout City government.  The Task Force is chaired by Cynthia Canary and includes Sergio Acosta, Alderman Will Burns, and Dawn Clark Netsch. The task force has four months to provide recommendations to the City for reforms to the ethics ordinance that governs conflicts of interest among City officials and employees.

The first public hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 15 from 6:00- 9:00 pm.   

Olive-Harvey City College, Bruce Cherry Theater

10001 South Woodlawn Avenue


The second public hearing will take place on Monday, March 12 from 6:00- 9:00 pm

Harry Truman City College

1145 West Wilson Avenue



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