FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne city council preliminary approved a pay to play ordinance Tuesday.
If the ordinance gets final approval next week, it would change how contracts are awarded for services such as engineers.
Under the proposal, if a major player in a business contributes more than $2,000, they won’t be awarded a city contract.
A similar ordinance failed in 2011 because it limited contributions from contractors, not the contracts themselves.
"I just think it's important for citizen's faith in their government that there's no undo influence on awarding these contracts," said councilman John Crawford, who presented the ordinance with councilman Jason Arp.
A final vote is expected next week.
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