Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Promises about Ethics on Fitz-O-Meter

Implement a rigorous ethics policy

"FitzGerald will institute a rigorous ethics policy, to be applied to all county employees and vendors."

Make public his calendar of appointments

In a Plain Dealer survey, FitzGerald pledged he would make public each year his calendar of appointments, meetings and county-related travel.

Appoint an inspector general

In an interview with The Plain Dealer, FitzGerald said an inspector general would have power to refer criminal charges to appropriate authorities or recommend disciplinary action to the county executive and council.

Publish a list of gifts received

In a Plain Dealer survey, FitzGerald replied yes to the question, "Will you pledge to make public each year an itemized list of the gifts you receive as county executive and the exact value of each gift?"

Review all operations to root out corruption

"My first act as county executive will be to order a complete review of all functions and operations, to root out the corruption once and for all. The parade of scandals and investigations must be brought to an end so we can focus on creating jobs and maintaining services."