"Ethics Above All Else"
Ethics Naples was formed after the Naples City Council voted to abolish the City’s ethics code in 2016. Our mission is to amend the City’s Charter to require an independent “best practices” ethics commission for Naples.
In 2018 we obtained 1,500 signatures to place the Charter amendment on the ballot, but the City sued us to prevent Naples citizens from voting. The City lost its case in October 2018 in Circuit Court but then appealed to the District Court of Appeals. The case remains pending over a year later.
We may be a small city physically, but in terms of property values – and corresponding temptations – we are bigger than most cities in Florida. Effective ethics procedures, education and enforcement are critical components of governmental integrity and citizen trust.
Please spend 10 minutes on our site to find out why we believe an improved ethics policy is important for our City.
The Ethics Naples Board of Directors