Another County Board Ethics Idea

The McHenry County Board has the opportunity to plow new ground by enacting the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water’s conflict of interest revelation ordinance for elected officials, employees, appointees and consultants.

Someone in Kane County has come up with the idea of enacting an ordinance to prevent revolving door money making by retiring Kane County Board members.

Such folks “would be forbidden from being employed by the county for one year after leaving office or serving on paid commissions while in office, under a proposed ethics ordinance,” according to the article by Nick Swedberg.

The measure would also limit annual contractors contributions and affiliated Political Action Committees to board members to $1,000.

The article says the idea started in DuPage County.

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