on the Colorado Springs ethics
commission's dismissal of a complaint against the mayor is valuable
enough to deserve a separate blog post, rather than a mere update to my original post
An important issue involved the mayor's insistence that, as an
investment adviser, he could not disclose the names of his clients.
This means that, effectively, he could not fulfill his city's conflict
of interest requirements; his professional confidentiality obligation overrode the law.
Hazlehurst takes a strong position on this: "The Mayor can
either serve his employer, or the people of this city. He can’t
walk a tightrope, and pretend to serve both. If his employment is
such a nature that he can’t reveal possibly conflictual actions, he
should resign either from UBS or from elected office."