Aurora city lawmakers making the case this week against a new and improved code of ethics for council members were actually instrumental in illustrating why new rules are needed — and soon.

After months of fumbled attempts to address guidelines that provide council accountability and transparency, city lawmakers on Monday took their first crack at a revision created by council members Nicole Johnston and Charlie Richardson.

The proposal is a modest improvement over Aurora’s current lackadaisical ethics rules. Proposed changes focus on reporting and limiting gifts, goodies and junkets provided to city employees and officials.

Read more at The Aurora Sentinel.

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