making local government more ethical

Quote of the Day

“The remedy is he is no longer in our employ. So the next thing we look at is: ‘Is there any harm to the city? Did the city lose money? Did anybody steal anything?’ The answer to that is No.”

—Mayor Greg Granstrom of Rossland, British Columbia. According to a CBC news article today, the former building inspector of Rossland billed the city for $185,000 in contract work, much of which he approved while he was still working for the city, and then left to join a firm that won a $5 million contract with the city. This mayor needs a little ethics training.