County commissioners move forward with ad hoc committee

Maryland

The Washington County Commissioners made a motion to add an ad hoc committee within the ethics ordinance.

According to County Commissioner Wayne Keefer, the ordinance is a list of expectations for how pubic officials should carry themselves.

The Board of County Commissioners meeting approved the addition of an ad hoc committee and according to county officials this group will decide how will the county appoints ethics commission members,among other tasks.

“Hopefully by our next meeting, maybe two meetings down the road we will have some names come before us [and] people we can recommend to serve on this ad hoc committee,” Keefer said.

Keefer also wants to see changes within the policy that would consider issues other than monetary gain as unethical.

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