Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Congratulations Ted

In his first act as Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland signed an Executive Order on ethics substantially tougher than the rules governing the City of Toledo.

Here is the pdf.

It's telling, isn't it, that the loudest objectors to tough rules for Toledo are from the politicians who've been around the longest.


Blogger RJ said...

How does any of this address the budget deficit or other important city issues on the table? Try to look beyond this superfluous political junk and show us some of that "best and brightest" stuff that you want us to believe about you. LEADERSHIP! You gonna be Da Man, or just complain about a bunch of nuthin'?

8:23 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

We have great concern over the water & sewer increases proposed by the Administration, as well as insisting that the Mayor hire a professional economic development Director. Don't worry RJ, despite what you read from Rob, we're working very hard on the budget and other ways to save taxpayers money.

1:09 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

Proud of gaining editorial support for the gift ban.

Toledo Free Press

Despite what you may have read, I am not backing away from the Governor's rules. I first introduced the idea back in 11/05 and Council filibustered it for 11 months only to pass a watered down version. Ted inspired me, I won't wait for council to do the right thing, and will hold myself to the new, tough rules immediately. When 7 members of good conscience agree, we'll make it official.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to change the subject, Frank. What do you think about the 1st Amendment Issue with WSPD and Carty?

11:41 PM  
Blogger Frank said...


7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your input. My sentiments exactly.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Lisa Renee said...

Ethics isn't just "superfluous political junk". If we can't trust the politicians to make the right decisions when it comes to something like ethical decisions over gifts, entrusting them to make good decisions on our behalf when it comes to the larger issues is made even more difficult.

I'm glad you have adopted these ethical standards Frank, and I hope that your fellow council members demonstrate that they care about proving they take our concerns seriously by joining you.

10:12 PM  
Blogger RJ said...

I agree that ethics are important, and I expect all of our elected officials to be intimately familiar with the 8 basic principals of ethical conduct in public service. I just don't see a pressing need for additional ethics legislation when we have so many critical issues to address locally. I'd like to see more substantive topics on this blog from our councilman. Instead we get complaints and a little gloating about the a variety of issues that are not relevant to the regular folks. I'd like to dispense with the political bickering and read about what is being done and what needs to be done to address real concerns of real people.

3:56 PM  

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