November 1, 2011
Baltimore County Council Executive Kevin Kamenetz plans to propose changes to county ethics laws Wednesday, his chief of staff confirmed.
The legislation would deal with issues including secondary employment, financial disclosure requirements, conflicts of interest, and penalties for violating ethics rules, Chief of Staff Don Mohler said. It also would strengthen the authority of the county Ethics Commission.
Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver, a Randallstown Democrat, recently got into hot water after revelations that he had been working as a contract employee for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. The county charter prohibits council members from working for the state or county agencies.
Mohler also confirmed that Kamenetz additionally plans to issue an executive order that would “create a code of conduct for Baltimore County employees.”
The county executive plans an 11:15 a.m. press conference at the historic courthouse to release details of his proposals.
… Ethics? There’s ethics in politics? …