CITY COUNCIL is one step closer to getting its $99 gift limit - almost double the amount recommended by the ethics board - after a Council committee yesterday approved President Darrell Clarke's bill setting that limit.
Members of the committee on rules and government were not persuaded by the ethics board or the Committee of Seventy's stricter recommendations on gift limits a city worker can accept. The measure now goes before the full Council on Thursday for consideration.
The city has no hard limits on the value of gifts that elected officials or their staff may accept. Both Clarke and the ethics board agree that no one may accept cash gifts.