Mayor Mike Houston is skeptical of the proposal to create a new inspector general position for city government.
Alderman Cory Jobe wants to reinstate the position, but to make it truly independent of City Hall.
In his version, the inspector general would be hired by and answer to the aldermen, not the mayor.
But the proposal could cost $400,000 a year, money which Houston says could be better spent providing police and fire protection.
He says there are more cost-effective ways to find and stop corruption.