I am unsure as to why a compliant ethics ordinance has yet to be passed, but I strongly believe the majority of the current Council would vote to make it happen. The two longest-serving councilmembers are the only individuals still serving who have objected to passing a complete and compliant ordinance in the past. Councilman Yingling and I support a state-compliant ethics ordinance. Likewise, during their recent candidate forum, the newest councilmembers both said that they would support a new, compliant ethics ordinance. Councilwoman Gilbert and Councilman Dayhoff have both been an absolute pleasure to work with, and we are lucky to have them in office serving as our representatives. With all of the new support for compliance, perhaps the old guard will join us and make the City of Westminster as transparent of an organization as our residents deserve.