According to an
article yesterday in the Rockdale Citizen,
Rockdale County, GA's county commission is having a debate on how to
select its three-member ethics board and its alternates.
Unfortunately, it's a debate that is being waged with no reference
to best practices and almost no outside professional input. It's as
if a debate about a construction project...
I left out one big local ethics/election story from my blog post yesterday: the
approval of an excellent ethics reform initiative in Oakland, with
an approval percentage of 72%, according to the
KQED News website.
This was a project that was helped by Represent.US and supported by citizen groups from right to left. I worked on the drafting of the referendum language. Here is today's press release from Represent.US:
There is a
front-page article in the New York Times today about
the recent increase in lobbying and entertaining state attorneys
general (AGs), as well as in campaign contributions from businesses
who have a financial interest in decisions that these AGs make,
especially with respect to suits they file on behalf of consumers.