WHYY’s Tom MacDonald just reported in that Mayor Nutter’s three newest appointees to the city Ethics Board have just gotten approval from a Philadelphia Council committee.

    Council questioned the new members this morning before approving them.  During the testimony of former MOVE Commission co-chairman William Brown, he spoke about how he would need to form his own opinions and not look at what he reads in the newspaper regarding ethical matters before the board.

    Sanjuanita Gonzalez spoke of her background as a defender of people, as she talked about her career as an attorney who left home at age 18 to pursue an advanced degree in social work then get a law degree.  Now, she specializes in Social Security disability law. She is also the president of the largest Hispanic group in the region.

    Not present was Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME, who was renominated to the board.

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    The three still await approval by the full council, which could happen tomorrow.

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