Pittsburgh councilman calls bill passage a “new era of transparency”

Pittsburgh councilman Dan Gilman’s campaign finance and ethics reform bills received final approval from the City Council this week.

He said the bills are part of a “new era of transparency” in city government.

One of the bills revives the city’s defunct Ethics Hearing Board, which Gilman said hasn’t met in at least five years. It also puts whistleblower protections in place for those who report misconduct. Continue…