A campaign for an improved ethics policy for the City of Naples
"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 and again on appeal in the Second District Appellate Court. (Naples Day News article here.)
We may be a small city physically, but in terms of property values – and corresponding temptations – we are bigger than many 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
PLEASE SEE OUR RECENT UPDATES:
BREAKING NEWS: Ethics Naples wins lawsuit - read the press release here
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Critical information regarding the City Council election here