The city of Harahan could soon take up ethics reform on a local level.
The City Council voted to add a resolution calling for the creation of a Code of Harahan Ethics to February's agenda. The resolution was drafted by Councilman Provino "Vinny" Mosca.
Mosca said he was inspired by Gov. Bobby Jindal's focus on ethics.
"I just want the city to be a part of that reform," he said.
The resolution would set up a seven-member citizen board that would meet for one six-month term to draft the ethics ordinance. The members would be appointed by each of Harahan's elected officials -- Mayor Paul Johnston, Police Chief Peter Dale and the five council members; Mosca, Cynthia Murray, Tiffany Scot Wilken, Tim Walker and Lawrence Landry.
At the end of the six-month term, the board is to present a proposed ordinance that will go through the rigors of adoption or rejection, including public hearing and a vote of the council.