An ethics complaint has been filed against North Port Mayor Chris Hanks.

Hanks failed to recuse himself from a December vote that allowed Rich Suggs to propose a partially city-subsidized private economic development organization.

A North Port resident, Bill Goetz, says in the complaint that Hanks should have recused himself on the vote, because he and Suggs are business partners.

The motion ended up passing 3-2, with Hanks casting the deciding vote.