Councilmember Ryu Continues to Lead Charge on City Hall Clean Up
Los Angeles City Council has approved legislation co-introduced by CD 4 Councilmember
David Ryu to raise the recusal requirement standard for members of the city council.
According to the press release, the motion instructs the city’s Ethics Commission to
consider the standards other agencies apply to determine when councilmembers must
recuse themselves from official acts, and highlights the recusal model used by the Los
Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
“We need a robust and fully publicly-financed election system to root out corruption once
and for all ” said Councilmember Ryu, who has made it a top priority to fight corruption in
City Hall. He successfully fought for a comprehensive ban on developer donations, which
was passed into law last year. Earlier this year, Ryu introduced a package of anti-corruption
legislation that included a motion to establish an Inspector General’s Office,
which was approved by the City Council in August.