Published: May 21, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
Updated: May 21, 2014 12:47 PM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS Fla. - A motion that would have required Bonita Springs city leaders to undergo drug testing before council meetings failed in Wednesday's council meeting.

The motion was proposed just months after former Congressman Trey Radel's admission to buying cocaine, and State Representative Dane Eagle's recent DUI arrest.

The measure was proposed by Deputy Mayor Steve McIntosh, as a way to boost voter confidence. The drug testing would have been paid for with taxpayer money, and would have meant a breath or hair test before every meeting.

Council members and Mayor Ben Nelson said they appreciated McIntosh's "good intentions", but that it was unneccessary.