Anne Arundel County budgeted $230,000 this year for ethics oversight. Montgomery County allocated $460,000. And Prince George’s County approved $854,000.
In Baltimore, where the mayor resigned in the midst of multiple investigations into her financial dealings, the budget was $0.
No city staff are dedicated to enforcing ethics rules and the word “ethics” appears nowhere in the city’s 1,035-page budget proposal for the coming year.
Instead, the six-member staff of the...