ENDORSEMENTS

Bill Barnett, Mayor

City of Naples

"I supported Naples’ first ethics policy, and I support this ethics policy. It’s time for an independent ethics commission with a local focus and emphasis on education and prevention. I look forward to working with the new proposed Ethics Commission that will come up with a world class ethics code for our City."

On May 2, 2018, reversed his position and voted against putting the ethics amendment on the ballot.

Reg Buxton, City Council

City of Naples

"Effective government must have a strong ethics component emphasizing education and prevention. Let's get the needed signatures to put this initiative on the upcoming election ballot. Time is critical!
I look forward to working with the proposed Ethics Commission members as they develop a strong code for our City."

On May 2, 2018, reversed his position and voted against putting the ethics amendment on the ballot.

Gary Price, Vice Mayor

City of Naples

"It is an honor and a privilege to support the efforts by our residents to improve the standards and review of our cities ethics code and the creation of an ethics commission. I look forward to working with our residents to “raise the bar” with respect to ethics for all Naples public servants.”

Penny Taylor, County Commissioner

Collier County

"Ethics is one of the most important pillars of good and effective government.  The effort to create an Ethics Commission is a crucial one for the future of our City and I support the charter amendment proposal."

Linda Penniman, City Council

City of Naples

"On the City of Naples stationery is the decree “Ethics above all else”. The citizens of Naples deserve to have a Council, Mayor and staff that they can trust. Should there be a breach of the public’s trust, there must be a local, independent and confidential commission in place to handle those concerns."

Joseph Centorino, Executive Director

Miami Dade Ethics Commission

"The proposed City of Naples charter amendment is a well-crafted plan that will serve as a model for improving integrity and accountability in local government.  It is similar to the approach adopted by Miami-Dade County, which has produced real benefits in government oversight and performance."

Terry Hutchison, City Council
City of Naples

​"Placing this amendment in the Charter, while leaving the details to the commission and City Council, is an appropriate way to ensure that our future ethics policy will be both strong and independent, and yet directly responsive to our City. This is the right thing to do."

Jim Moon

County Judge candidate, 2018

"Every voter should expect elected officials to hold themselves to the highest ethical standards. Anything less is a betrayal of the public trust. Ethics codes are an essential part of good government, and I fully support this proposal as a necessary and long overdue part of our City Charter."

Old Naples Association

"The Old Naples Association Board of Directors unanimously supports the creation of an independent, best practices ethics commission for Naples. Ethics education and prevention of problems contribute to excellent government. Prompt, fair and locally controlled ethics procedures will assure our residents that our City has their best interests at heart."

"We applaud your efforts to create a Commission on Ethics and
Government Integrity for the city of Naples. We agree that bringing transparency, accountability and establishing a vehicle for resolving.issues at a local level is highly desirable at this time. We wish you success in your efforts." (Read the letter.)

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