Promises about Ethics on Fitz-O-Meter
"FitzGerald will institute a rigorous ethics policy, to be applied to all county employees and vendors."
In a Plain Dealer survey, FitzGerald pledged he would make public each year his calendar of appointments, meetings and county-related travel.
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.
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?"
"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."