Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Elected Officials Evaluated Through Public Scrutiny

Community Member Question:
In many jobs a requirement of a background check is necessary. Criminal and financial records are reviewed by employers to determine if the character and responsibility of an employee is a risk factor. Are background checks done on incumbents as they are done on city employees?

City Manager Response:
Thank you for the question. No the City does not conduct background checks on the elected officials for the City. Candidates are vetted through the public election process.