By Tim Kowols
Two more Sturgeon Bay Common Council candidates have weighed in on whether or not the city should develop an ethics committee. In a recent DoorCountyDailyNews.com opinion poll, 74 percent of respondents said they would be in favor of an ethics committee to review potential conflicts of interest in elected and appointed positions in city government.
District 5 candidate Brian Peterson says he would have to see issues and reasons an ethics committee would be needed in addition to the ones that already exist.
Candidate and current District 1 alderperson Kelly Catarozoli says the creation of an ethics committee would give everyone a little more peace of mind when it came to city business.
In a previous story, candidates Laurel Hauser and Barbara Allman told DoorCountyDailyNews.com they would welcome an ethics committee, while District 3 alderperson David Ward believes full disclosure forms for council members and appointees to fill out would be a better option. Candidates Danny Wiegand (District 1), Martha Scully-Beller (District 3) and Joe McMahon (District 7) did not respond to requests to set up an interview.