Board recommends changes to city ethics ordinance
The Board of Ethics has recommended changes to city’s ethics code that would require city officials and department heads to file financial disclosure forms and add two members to the board, among others.
The board unanimously voted on the recommended changes after a two-hour meeting Wednesday.
The City Commission will take up the recommendations at a later meeting.
If the changes are approved, city officials and department heads will have to disclose sources of income greater than $5,000. Members of the City Commission and candidates are already required to complete those forms.
Two new members would be appointed as well if the board’s recommendations are approved. That would give the panel five members.
The ethics board also recommended changing language in the ordinance that advisory requests and opinions could be subject to the open records act.
Grand showing ‘Marigold Hotel’
The Grand Theatre will celebrate Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall on Saturday and Sunday with a showing of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 each.
The film recounts the adventures and misadventures of a group of older British residents who travel to India to retire in what they are led to believe is a plush, restored hotel.
John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love” and “Proof”) directed the 2011 film. It is rated PG-13.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Grand Theatre ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by calling 352-7469.