Sandusky City Commissioner Dennis Murray Jr. has not been contacted by investigators from the Ohio Ethics Commission.
The Citizens for Responsive Government, a local watchdog group, filed a request earlier this year with the Ohio Ethics Commission for an investigation of the newly elected Murray and if he has a conflict of interest in matters involving downtown central business district economic development projects.
Murray and his family own the Murray and Murray law firm and Dock of the Bay Marina along Shoreline Drive between the Paper District project site and proposed Marina District.
"After extensive study of city documents pertaining to economic impacts of the Marina District at Battery Park Project relative to downtown, we have come to the conclusion Commissioner Murray and his immediate family will financially benefit from the project through increased property values and increased revenues associated with a family-owned marina operation," wrote Citizens for Responsive Government President Jack Sprau and group spokesman Tim Schwanger in a press release dated Jan. 3.
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