The City of San Antonio’s Ethics Review Board will consider changing rules on blackout periods for Council members and companies vying for City contracts.
The board found that Shaw and Soileau did not violate the City’s ethics code that prohibits the use of City resources for political activity.
The San Antonio Independent School District board may get to see a first draft of a district ethics policy as early as September.
San Antonio City Council approved several measures regarding campaign finance and ethics policies Thursday.
City Council next week will vote on significant changes related to the Ethics Review Board and local campaign finance rules.
The Ethics Review Board decided to form a five-member panel to delve into whether it could claim jurisdiction over compliance with open meetings laws.
San Antonio’s Charter Review Commission will soon consider extending terms for the mayor and City Council members from two to four years.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg has formed a task force to consider higher campaign contribution limits and a proposal for a higher degree of contributor disclosure.
Before council can vote on such changes it will be briefed again by the Ethics Review Board chair on those additional issues.
The City Council’s Governance Committee on Wednesday sent revisions to the ethics and campaign finance codes on to the full Council.