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What’s missing from new Jacksonville ethics office? Money

No budget or staff yet, despite being adopted by City Council last summer.

Posted: January 17, 2012

Seven months after it was signed into law, Jacksonville’s Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight still has no budget.

Its one employee, a director appointed last month, works part-time but hasn’t drawn a city paycheck since leaving an earlier job in October.

She’s hoping volunteers will help get the new office in gear — and that the city releases enough money for her to get paid again.

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Visitor (not verified) says:

A great example of putting on a show of ethics without really intending to change anything. And tragic that the one "employee" doesn't realize it's all a scam. It all sounds so... I don't know... unethical?

Eric Mosley

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