PHOENIX (AP) — The City of Phoenix is working on establishing a clear sexual harassment policy for elected officials.
The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to “take the first steps” toward getting a policy on dealing with sexual harassment approved.
In a statement, the council says it was prompted by recent allegations involving lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature.
Councilwoman Kate Gallego says the city needs a way to handle complaints against an elected official and for victims to know they will be heard.
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Mayor Greg Stanton says a policy on sexual harassment is long overdue.
Gallego says she hopes to have a complete policy ready for the council’s approval soon.