Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0801    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance amending the Lake County Ethics & Conduct Code for the purpose of clarifying the ability to file ethics complaints anonymously.
Type: ordinance Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 5/23/2022 In control: Ethics and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: Ordinance amending the Lake County Ethics & Conduct Code for the purpose of clarifying the ability to file ethics complaints anonymously.
Attachments: 1. Ethics & Conduct Code Amendment Draft 052422, 2. Ethics & Conduct Code - As Amended at E&O on 6.3.22 – Redline, 3. Ethics & Conduct Code - As Amended at E&O on 6.3.22 – CLEAN

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Ordinance amending the Lake County Ethics & Conduct Code for the purpose of clarifying the ability to file ethics complaints anonymously.

 

Staff Summary

                     In April 2021 the Lake County Board amended the Ethics & Conduct Code, establishing an independent Ethics Commission.  The Commission was subsequently appointed in August 2021.

                     The Commission has since met a number of times and has established the Operating Procedures that govern their processes.  During this review it was noted that the Ethics & Conduct Code does not specifically state that anonymous complaints are possible.

                     Though anonymous ethics complaints have been accepted, the Independent Ethics Commission recommended it by included in the County’s Ethics & Conduct Code.  This ordinance amendment includes the language recommended by the Ethics Commission.