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Jacksonville Mayor appoints City Ethics' Carla Miller as Ethics Officer

Yesterday in a dramatic speech to the City's Council, Mayor Peyton announced a series of sweeping ethics reforms, foremost of which was his appointment of Carla Miller as the City's Ethics Officer - in his words:

"The establishment of a high-level, in-house ethics officer for the city of Jacksonville. I have asked Carla Miller to take on this important responsibility. She is a former federal prosecutor, former chair of the Jacksonville Ethics Commission and internationally recognized expert on government ethics who has served our city well over the past few years as a volunteer.
She has been an invaluable resource to municipalities throughout the nation and governments throughout the world in this regard."

The complete text of his speech can be found here:
http://www.cityethics.org/jax/peyton-28-August-2007

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