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Does Wilmington City Council have a policy on fraternization?

Julian March


Q. Does Wilmington City Council have a policy in place to prevent fraternization between members of City Council and also between council members and city employees?

A. The council has no such policy, said Malissa Talbert, a city spokeswoman.

The city does have an administrative policy that addresses nepotism among city workers.

That policy says: “Two or more members of an immediate family shall not be hired, promoted, transferred, or assigned within the city if such employment will result in one supervising a member of his or her immediate family, or where one member occupies a position which has influence over the other’s employment, promotion, salary administration and other related management or personnel consideration.”


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Do any City Council members actually live in the city limits?

Do council members or county commissioners receive benefits after they leave office?

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2 Responses to “ Does Wilmington City Council have a policy on fraternization?”

  1. On October 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm Deloris wrote:

    I wonder if the person meant that if more than a certain # of Council are present, it constitutes a a meeting and must be on the record? So they don’t meet in groups unless its an official meeting…? Or that’s what I heard once…

  2. On October 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm Si Cantwell wrote:

    That’s called a quorum. This person’s question was prompted by the New Hanover County school board’s actions on creating a fraternization policy.

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