Budget includes provision exempting D.C. Council employees from criminal background check requirement (!!??!?!)— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) May 15, 2012
My understanding is that only budget-related items can be included in the BSA. And while you can make the case that this is a budget item as the background checks cost, it seems to me this is a policy decision and not a budget decision. More importantly, this provision deserves public debate particularly in light of the myriad alleged and proven impropriety of members and staff.
And let's not even consider the law that requires background checks for those staff and volunteers working with young people. This BSA provision says an awful lot about what the DC Council thinks about child maltreatment...
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