BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- It's your money and you could soon be paying for drug tests for city leaders. A Bonita Springs councilman wants elected leaders to be drug tested before council meetings.
"Why not? I mean really why not? If you don't have nothing to hide then you are not hiding nothing," said voter Michael Whittaker.
Bonita Springs City Council could make history on Wednesday.
Deputy Mayor Steve McIntosh says he wants council to adopt the drug free policy, and to him, that means members should take a drug test before making decisions at council meetings.
"This will allow us to prove to people we are sober and clean when we come to council meetings," said Deputy Mayor McIntosh.
And voters WINK News talked to agree.
"If everyone else, like me a simple sign guy has to submit to them, then sure why not? If they are making decisions that will affect everyone around us, then sure."
McIntosh's proposal comes in the wake of former Congressman Trey Radel's cocaine conviction and State Representative Dane Eagles dui arrest, making the city first to adopt such a policy in both Lee and Collier County.
"It shouldn't be something that is difficult, it should be something they say 'I'm ready, let's do it.'"
The tests, whether it be a breathalyzer or a hair sample, would be paid with tax payer dollars.
"There is so much waste already, so with something as important as this, why not have it paid for?"
McIntosh tells WINK News there have not been any problems in the past or with current council members, but says this gives voters an extra boost of confidence. Count on WINK News to follow this and bring you the decision as soon as one is made.