Commissioner wants city leaders to be held responsible thru drug testing

Questions remain to how testing will be handled

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - You may have been drug tested for your last job. Elected officials in Boynton Beach may soon join you.

"It's a no brainer, they should drug test any government officials," said Mitch Jworski.

Commissioner David Merker wants to drug test elected officials to hold them accountable. 

"Being drug tested is healthy, it's good to find out who we are, God forbid one of my fellow commissioners has a problem," said Commissioner David Merker.

But there are still a lot of details to be resolved. How often would the testing take place? Is it random or one time? What happens in someone tests positive?

 "Logically it seems, shooting from the hip... I hope he or she would step down," said Merker.

"To consider it is a good idea, but the devil is in the details, how much intrusion is involved," said another resident.

A similar law is being considered on the state level. It would require elected officials to be drug tested within 60 days of election.  A SIMILAR LAW IS BEING CONSIDERED ON THE STATE LEVEL.

The cost of the test is $50 each. That cost would likely be passed on to taxpayers.