We discuss the plea deal related to an LDC case made by Bob Wiesner, former security director for the Monroe County Water Authority and husband of former County Executive Maggie Brooks.
The story raises continued questions about ethics in county government. Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has issued a proposal to create an Office of Public Integrity, but some say it's not enough, since the proposal would allow Dinolfo to appoint and fire the director of the office. Our guests discuss what an ethics office should look like. In studio:
- David Riley, civic engagement reporter, Democrat and Chronicle
- James Sheppard, Monroe County legislator and former director of the City of Rochester's Office of Public Integrity
*Correction: The County Legislature will vote on the County Executive's proposal in March, not on Tuesday, February 9, as indicated in the podcast.