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  1. The Chick-fil-A Controversy Is Really a Government Ethics Issue

    ... in the Chicago Chick-fil-A controversy are free speech and government boycotts. But it's really a government ethics issue. All ... ethics reforms, after the city's special ethics task force files its second report. Related blog posts: Council Fiefdoms He ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-07-26 14:50 - 1 comment

  2. Online Ethics Training and Information Materials

    ... Training List Updated May 24, 2013 More and more government ethics information and training materials are available online, so ... of what you can find on a number of local government ethics sites, as well as on the sites of state ethics commissions with jurisdiction ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-05-24 16:27 - 1 comment

  3. UTAH

    Ethics Contact Person: Michael Cragun , Director, Utah State Elections ... Recycling for both picking up glass from the City's drop off sites, and the contract for processing the City's glass picked up from these sites. Log in or register to post comments ...

    DonMc - 2005-11-20 10:23 - 3 comments

  4. A Miscellany

    ... Arrangement Here's another, even more laudable local government ethics story. According to an article in the Daily Mail this ... make use of them. They act as if transparency was not the default value of our democracy, as if they were living in some other country ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-08-09 09:50 - 0 comments

  5. A Civil Grand Jury Report on the San Francisco Ethics Commission

    ... in the Examiner yesterday, the board of supervisors' Government Audit and Oversight Committee met last week to discuss the civil ... prized value in government ethics. And making dismissal the default is not a good way to gain the public's trust. As for setting the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-09-27 15:56 - 0 comments

  6. Electronic Communications as Government Property

    ... ago) regarding what Mitt Romney and his aides did with their government computer hard drives when Romney left office as governor of ... New Haven Democracy Fund. I will turn over all of my paper files, computer files, and electronic communications to my successor. Since I ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-04-17 08:51 - 1 comment

  7. Maricopa County 2 - Perjury Charges as Ethics Enforcement, and Officials' Trust in the Public

    ... when there are specific penalties in the campaign finance or ethics laws for falsifying or omitting information, officials do not think that ... pursuant to section 38-542, 38-543 or 38-545, who knowingly files an incomplete financial disclosure statement or who knowingly files a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-09-27 09:29 - 0 comments

  8. Dealing with the Potential Conflicts Involved in EC Board Member Selection

    ... program is new, who should a nominee turn to for advice? The default is usually to ask the city or county attorney. But they are (1) ... more clear when one considers what happens if someone files a complaint against an EC member based on a conflict situation, that is, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-06-29 11:04 - 0 comments

  9. Taking the Big Ethical Step from Government Lawyer to Mayor

    ... to the blog Musings (with links to official sites for each piece of information), the city's mayor appoints half the ... thing be not to run at all? Can the leading partner in the government department of a firm deeply involved in city government become, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-10-08 08:39 - 0 comments

  10. Contracting Out Government Work to Prevent Transparency

    Here's a good way to get around local government transparency laws. If you want an appointee's activities to remain ... public agency is entitled to receive a copy of records and files related to the performance of the governmental function, and (2) indicate ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-04-08 09:10 - 0 comments