Providence Mayoral Candidate Elorza Promises To Tighten Ethics In City Hall

Oct 9, 2014

Democratic Providence mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza outlined a plan in front of City Hall Thursday for tightening ethics oversight in the city his first 100 days in office.

Democratic candidate Jorge Elorza outlines his plan to tighten ethics in his first 100 days as mayor
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

Elorza’s plan includes impaneling an ethics commission that now exists only on paper, training for department heads, making city government more transparent, and refusing campaign contributions from city employees as both a candidate and mayor.

“It’s about making sure our city employees will never be put in a position where they have to worry about their job depending upon whom they contribute politically to,” said Elorza.

Elorza is calling on independent candidate Buddy Cianci to return about $18,000 in contributions from city employees, saying it fosters a pay-to-play mentality.

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