Tue March 22, 2011
City lobbyists face anti-corruption law in Providence
By FLO JONIC
Providence, RI – People who lobby Providence city officials will have to register their names in a publicly accessible database under terms of an ordinance signed into law Monday by Mayor Angel Taveras. They will also be required to wear name tags in City Hall and to file quarterly expense and income reports.
At a signing ceremony, Taveras said the capital city becomes the first municipality in the state to have such a law.
"This ordinance will create greater transparency at City Hall and give the people of Providence an important tool to evaluate how our government is operating," hesaid.
Taveras also signed into law an amendment to the retirement ordinance which allows the city to reduce or revoke an employee's pension for dishonorable service.
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