Aurora City Council to change financial disclosure ethics rule to protect from security threats

Aurora Sentinel: After raising concerns about being susceptible to security threats, including identify theft, Aurora City Council members have decided to change parts of nascent financial disclosure rules.

At-large Councilman Curtis Gardner, who works at an Aurora credit union and has taught classes about identity theft, pointed out the possible threats he saw in the rules — which require city council members to provide an annual financial disclosure statement that includes sources of income including capital gains held by the elected official or their spouse — earlier this month. 

“It was important to maintain the spirit of the ordinance,” Gardner said, highlighting that he believes transparency can be achieved along with extra security precautions for elected officials.

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