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Members of Evanston’s Board of Ethics Tuesday night chose not to respond to proposed revisions to the city’s ethics code prepared by a subcommittee of the city’s Rules Committee.

Ethics Board Chair Jennifer Billingsly said she had heard the subcommittee plans to make “significant changes” to the current draft at its meeting next Monday, and said, “I don’t think it makes sense to go through the current draft if significant changes are going to be made.”

Member Elizabeth Gustafson said, “I thought a lot of parts” of the draft changes “were imiprovements,” but in light of the possible additional changes “I see no point in going over this draft.”

Billinigsly said she had asked the chair of the rules subcommittee, Alderman Don Wilson, 4th Ward, for an opportunity to comment on the final draft of the new ethics code before it goes to the full Rules Committee for review.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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