Mayor faces ethics complaint over pipeline, political contributions

A member of the Sierra Club’s Alamo Group has filed an ethics complaint against Mayor Ivy Taylor, alleging she inappropriately accepted campaign contributions from the owners of Pape-Dawson Engineers, who were involved in contract negotiations for the controversial Vista Ridge water pipeline.

Gay Wright, a member of the group’s executive committee, filed the complaint Thursday alleging that Taylor violated the city’s ethics code by accepting contributions from political contributors who stand to gain financially from the Vista Ridge contract. The complainant also alleges that Taylor circumvented campaign finance laws by accepting $1,000 checks — the limit from one person during a reporting period — from multiple members of the Dawson family.

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