Ethics, Government and Reform


Ethics, Reform and Government Transparency

Ensuring that the decisions being made by Delaware County government are being made solely for the benefit of residents and workers is the highest priority of County Council. Council is committed to increasing transparency, fundamental ethics and government reform.

Council is developing broad ethics and government reforms through a series of public hearings designed to examine best practices and adapt the best ideas for Delaware County. Topics to be addressed at the hearings include proposals to develop policies that establish an independent Board of Ethics and Inspector General, eliminate pay-to-play and self-dealing, institute a gift ban for county employees and increase public reporting of what government is doing and why.

As this process continues, and Council takes actions to improve the operations of Delaware County government, please visit this page to learn more about why these changes are so important and the steps Council is taking.

Meeting Schedule:

The first Ethics and Reform public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6:00p.m. in the County Council Public Meeting Room. (201 W. Front St., Media, PA.) Please use the Government Center entrance located on Orange Street, between Front Street and 3rd Street.

Panelists include:
Jack Stollsteimer, District Attorney
Joanne Phillips, Delaware County Controller
David Thornburgh, Committee of 70
Shane Creamer, Philadelphia Ethics Commission
Adam Bonin, Attorney
Rita Waters, Congresswoman Scanlon's office

*Additional Ethics and Reform public hearings will be announced at a future date.

Press Releases and Updates:

Video of the Feb. 6 Ethics and Reform Public Hearing

Proposed Ethics Reform Measures


Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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