City Council Sees New Ethics Bills, Pushes Trauma Responsive Care Act | WYPR

City Council Sees New Ethics Bills, Pushes Trauma Responsive Care Act

Jan 14, 2020

 

Baltimore City Hall.
Credit AP/Patrick Semansky

After a tumultous year of multiple elected officials stepping down amid corruption charges, Councilman Ryan Dorsey introduced a new bill that would prohibit those in office from accepting or soliciting gifts at a City Council meeting Monday night. City Council President Brandon Scott introduced resolutions to examine possible solutions to the opioid crisis in Baltimore. The Council also pushed Councilman Zeke Cohen's Trauma Responsive Care Act further along in the legislative process. WYPR’s city hall reporter Emily Sullivan joins Nathan Sterner to explain what these bills are and how they came about.