On December 29, 2016, Councilman Michael Colon and our very own Olga Negrón-Dipiní,
a councilwoman, presented a memo to the City Clerk. This was included
on the very first City Council meeting of 2017, which took place on January
3. The purpose of this memo was to advance a proposed Ordinance on Ethics.
When asked about the details, Negrón-Dipiní explained that
while she was running for the position as a councilwoman, she was challenged
to craft an Ethic Ordinance to ensure transparency within the Bethlehem
city government. She expresses that through this submission, she is able
to express her commitment to provide an Amendment to Bethlehem’s
existing ordinance, which includes an “anti-pay to play law.”
Councilman Colon agreed that it was the most optimal time to work with
their colleagues on City Council in order to construct such an ordinance.
He states that their goal is to remain proactive in pursuing such goals
rather than remaining reactive.
In November, Northampton County and the South Side Initiative’s Women
Voters presented a panel discussion with experts on Ethics throughout
Commonwealth. The ample amount of participation confirmed the wide range
of interest on the issue of ethics.
To learn more about what Olga Negrón-Dipiní is doing as a
Councilwoman or how our Philadelphia legal team is involved in the community,
call Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. today!