In Light Of Recent Corruption Scandals, Does Boston Need Its Own Inspector General?Play
Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell wants to establish an independent inspector general to investigate charges of waste, fraud, and abuse in city government.
The context for her proposal: last month, a federal judge found two city hall officials guilty of extortion and conspiracy.
And then last week, John Lynch, a former planning agency official, agreed to plead guilty to charges that he accepted $50,000 to influence a vote on the city's Zoning Board of Appeal.
Over the weekend, a member of that board resigned.
Mayor Walsh has tasked a former federal prosecutor with investigating the zoning board, and also ordered a wider procedural review.
Councilor Campbell says that doesn't go far enough.
Andrea Campbell, Boston City Council president. She tweets @CampbellforD4.
This article was originally published on September 10, 2019.
This segment aired on September 10, 2019.