Maybe those periodic reviews have been happening like clockwork and I just missed them. Can someone alert me when the next one happens so I can contribute?Sec. 2-10. Review.
The City Council shall review this article once every two years following its adoption on September 27, 2010.
Source: City of Richardson.
The Code of Ethics needs to be thoroughly reviewed from top to bottom, but for a start, here's one part that just might be relevant in the case of the mayoral bribery indictment. I complained about it when the Code of Ethics originally passed in 2010. I called it a "A Gag Order Against Whistleblowing". I suggested alternative wording that would have instead turned it into "an honor code to require whistleblowing." Richardson maybe could have used a whistleblower when the Palisades scandal was playing out. Or maybe no one had the knowledge at the time. We don't know about that. What we do know is that the Code of Ethics we had was no help to us at all in finding anything out.
There are other flaws in the Code of Ethics, but that'll do to get the ball rolling. It's time for an open, independent citizens' commission to fix what's broken. Given the sad recent events, it's obvious that there's plenty that's broken.