Kansas City mayoral candidate proposes $5 gift limit

A Kansas City councilman and mayoral candidate is sponsoring an ordinance that would bring the gift limit for city officials from $1,000 down to $5.

Scott Taylor’s proposed ordinance would also limit city-funded travel to two trips per four-year term and lengthen the waiting period before officials can work as lobbyists or contractors from one year to two years.

Other members of the council have dismissed the notion that their votes would be swayed by gifts, and characterized the proposal as a political move for Taylor’s campaign. Five of the nine mayoral candidates are city council incumbents.

Taylor will discuss the proposed ordinance at a meeting of the council’s Finance and Governance Committee next week.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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