Casper City Council will cast its first vote on changes to the city of Casper's ethical code that would make it less difficult to remove elected officials from office.

Council will have to pass both ordinances three times before adoption – the first reading is scheduled for Tuesday's council regular session.

The first ordinance lays framework, giving council the ability to remove council members and board members found guilty of ethics violations. The second ordinance creates and outlines the formal process for removal.

Last year, Ward II councilman Craig Hedquist was accused of ethics and conduct violations and, in May, was formally asked to resign. Hedquist, though, refused to step down – he also voiced concern about the revisions during a work session last month.

Council is scheduled to meet this Tuesday at 6 p.m.