A Failure to Respond to an Ethics Complaint
It's always interesting to see how many ways there are not to deal with
ethics complaints. When you think you've seen them all, a new one comes
out of nowhere.
In this case, nowhere is Taylor, Michigan, a city of 65,000 outside
Detroit. According to an
in the News-Herald on Saturday
, two city council members
filed an ethics complaint last March. According to §2-176(b)
the city's ordinances
, the city attorney is supposed to
determine if the complaint is valid and, if so, recommend to the board
of ethics or human resources department what to do next. But nothing
was done with the complaint and nothing was said to the complainants.