Two Wellington council members can vote on whether the other one can get reimbursed by the village for hiring lawyers to defend their 2012 election victories, the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics said today.
“So long as the requests for reimbursement are discussed and voted on as individual agenda items by the Village Council, and neither Mayor (Bob) Margolis nor Council member (John) Greene participate in discussions or vote on their individual requests for reimbursement, the Code of Ethics does not prohibit them from participating in or voting on the reimbursement request of another member of the same governing body,” wrote Palm Beach County Ethics Commission Executive Director Steven Cullen in an advisory opinion approved by the commission.
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