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Auburn Hills City Council Votes to Approve Ethics Policy

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Auburn Hills City Council Votes to Approve Ethics Policy

New Ethics Policy Affects Two Previous Policies

Media contact: Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6802; scarroll@auburnhills.org

Auburn Hills, MI—June 17, 2014—The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, announced that the Auburn Hills’ City Council voted at its meeting yesterday to approve a new ethics policy.

According to Mayor Kevin McDaniel, “The Council has had several discussions related to adding Council and other appointed boards and commission members to the current ethics policy. There was agreement that all people who volunteer or run for local positions should know what is expected of them and what the process would be if there ever was a situation involving ethical issues."

At a time when governments at all levels are under the microscope, Auburn Hills decided to take a proactive approach.  City Council wanted to ensure that they are held to the same standards and guidelines as they expect of the City’s employees. Government has a responsibility to provide transparency to their taxpayers, and City Council continues to demonstrate this with their forward thinking.

“We are accountable to the taxpayers of this community and transparency is so important now more than ever”, added Mayor McDaniel.

The policies will take effect immediately.

About Auburn Hills

Auburn Hills is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at www.auburnhills.org.