Councilmembers Betsy Sundermann and Greg Landsman are holding separate news conferences Monday to announce reforms at City Hall. Sundermann’s is 9 a.m. and Landsman’s is 10 a.m.
This comes after two Cincinnati council members, Tamaya Dennard and Jeff Pastor, were arrested this year – including Pastor just last week – and accused by federal authorities of taking bribes from developers in exchange for their votes.
Landsman said in a statement sent out by his staff Sunday:
“Larry Householder’s $60 million corruption scheme in Columbus will cost taxpayers a $1 billion if we don’t succeed in court. There is a United States Senator trying to keep her seat in Georgia despite indications of insider trader. Her husband owns the stock exchange and the couple sold and bought millions in stocks after a classified briefing. Plus, what has happened here. As such, these reforms are aimed at restoring public trust not just in government but also the idea and potential of public service. While I hope Columbus and Washington follow, I’m in a position to help lead here, which is what I’m doing.”
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