RACINE - City Council’s Committee of the Whole voted 11-0 on Tuesday to “receive and file” a proposal to sign an agreement with the City of Kenosha that would allow Racine’s Ethics Board to rule on ethics complaints made against Kenosha city officials and employees, and vice versa.

Mostly aldermen expressed concerns about the large number of ethics complaints awaiting consideration in Kenosha. There are currently seven ethics complaints awaiting review in Kenosha, City Attorney Rob Weber said earlier this month.

“It appears that there is some kind of circular firing squad in Kenosha, and I am not sure we want to stand in the middle of that,” Alderman Greg Helding said.

On Jan. 8, the committee voted to defer taking action on the proposal. Had the committee voted in favor of the agreement it would have been sent to the full City Council for final consideration.

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