Ethics Workgroup Begins Regular Meetings This Week

A member of the Louisville Metro Council says a revised ethics ordinance could come up for a vote before the end of the year.

To reconcile two partisan proposals to revise Metro Government’s ethics code, the council has established a bipartisan ethics workgroup. The group will meet every Monday starting this week to consult with experts and discuss the differences in the two pieces of legislation.

Republican member Kevin Kramer says he expects the group to complete its work in about a month.

“My sincerest hope is that we will be able to present something to the Accountability Committee in time for them to vote it out to get it on the agenda for the last council meeting of the year,” he says.

Kramer says he’d like to see the legislation pass this year, as council committees will be re-arranged in January.