Councilman Dorsey's Accountability Legislation
Independent Inspector General
Council Bill 18-0199: Inspector General’s Office - Charter Amendment Resolution codified best practices to strengthen and make more independent the OIG. This brought the question to the ballot in the 2018 general election where it was supported by 79% of voters.
WYPR - May 3 ,2018 - Dorsey Calls for Indpendent Office of the Inspector General
Baltimore Sun - March 19, 2018 - City Council bill would make Baltimore inspector general independent from mayor
Council Bill 19-0377: Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities - Protects City employees against retaliation for making disclosures of misconduct or other improper action within City government.
Baltimore Sun - April 19, 2019 - Baltimore Councilmany Dorsey to introduce three city bills related to ethical governing, oversight
Council Bill 19-0376: Financial Disclosures - Improves the process of identifying which City employees are required to file annual financial disclosures, the process for ensuring filing, and adding disclosure of board memberships as a section of the disclosure form.
Medium.com - April 22, 2019 - Taking action to reform City government
'Healthy Holly' Loophole
Council Bill 19-0457: Elected Officials - Financial Disclosure - Requires elected officials who own businesses to disclose the sources of income for those businesses. This closes a loophole that allows businesses to serve as a pass-through to hide business dealings that would constitute a conflict of interest for the elected official.
Baltimore Sun - January 31, 2020 - Baltimore elected officials file first financial disclosures under new rules
Stronger Ethics Board
Council Bill 19-0378: Ethics Board Administration and Staff - Strengthens the independence and investigative ability of the Ethics Board by making the Inspector General and the Inspector General's Office, the Executive Director and staff to the Board.
Baltimore Brew - February 11, 2020 - City Council advances good government bills