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Boston inspector general proposal draws pushback as it moves toward vote

Posted On: Dec 3, 2019   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

City Council President Andrea Campbell's proposal to create a city inspector general is drawing fire from the city administration and existing watchdogs, though the councilor says she plans to move for a vote before the council term wraps up at the end of the year.
Campbell's bill shows up on Wednesday's agenda as a possible action item, but she told the Herald after a working group meeting that she's not looking for a vote this week - but plans on one by the end of the year.
The bill, which came following various City Hall scandals including a zoning board member pleading guilty to federal bribery charges, would create a new inspector general position with the aim of rooting out corruption and enforcing city bylaws, and a board to oversee that position.
Campbell said this can fix the city's problem of having “policies that we implement on paper but don't always show up in practice.”
Neil Doherty of Mayor Martin Walsh's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, who attended the meeting in addition to...

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