Gwinnett postpones action on ethics ordinance

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Tuesday postponed action on new ethics rules that would require companies that do business with the county to disclose their ties to elected officials.

Commissioners said they still have questions about the proposal, which also would require companies to disclose spending of more than $100 on elected officials and would create a new board to hear ethics complaints.

Commissioner John Heard cited “a lot of unintended consequences when you’re talking about major legislation like this.”

The board voted unanimously to table the new rules until Nov. 15.