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Ann Arbor Officials Seek Conflict Of Interest Policy For City Council Members

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An Ann Arbor City Council member plans to introduce a resolution to create a conflict of interest policy for council members at their next meeting.  

WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more:

One Ann Arbor City Council member, Sally Hart Peterson admits that she hasn't seen any evidence of back room dealings while on city council but would like to start a discussion on conflict of interest issues, adding that several second ward residents have raised the issue with her.  Harts says making sure everyone has the same understanding of conflict of interest laws is a challenge, with many in the community making a mistake when it comes to council members and the University of Michigan.

Peterson maintains that a conflict of interest policy could be a first step towards an overall ethics policy for council members. However, Hart believes it would likely be too big of a challenge to address all at once.

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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