We as a community want to trust our leaders and believe they have our best interest in mind and will do the right thing when no one is looking. That is really a simple expectation and not far fetched – Right?
“We can’t take lightly or employ catchy euphemisms to describe a subculture of ‘good ole’ boys’ that hide corruption and criminal activity. It does not inspire public confidence and will not root out corruption.”
The parish government is no stranger to skirting ethics laws, as Covington Weekly has reported in the past with legislation written by former Representative Tim Burns exempting parish council members from state ethics laws in place to prevent conflicts of interest.