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  1. Chinese Walls or Chinese Screens?

    ... legislative staff is aware of what the other is doing. 42. Representative Dicks explained to the OCE that he operates his campaign and ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-08 12:22 - 0 comments

  2. CRA Problems in Southern Florida

    ... at the Askew School at Florida State University wrote a paper entitled "Community Redevelopment Agencies : An Analysis of Policy Options ." The paper was sent to the Florida Redevelopment Association, with clear ... reform, and was posted online. The executive summary of the paper notes many CRA problems, as well as their recognition by state ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-09-16 16:42 - 1 comment

  3. Gwinnett County Ethics Reform II - Recommendations by the Vinson Institute and the Grand Jury

    ... paragraph about the county's shining ethical leadership (p. 42). What the Institute seemed to miss is that, since there was ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-04 09:10 - 0 comments

  4. Oakland Council Proposes Ethics Reform Charter Amendment

    ... and more resources with which to do it. Then, in May 2014, a working group of individuals mostly from good government-oriented civic ... got to work on a charter amendment that contains some of the working group's recommendations. Enforcement The EC's range of ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-07-22 08:50 - 0 comments

  5. Revolving Door

    ... an official or employee* may not receive compensation for working on, or having associates working on, any matter before any city department, agency, board or commission. ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-17 08:52 - 1 comment

  6. Political Solicitation of Local Government Employees

    ... city employees, and he did it in two weeks. In addition, 42% of the volunteers who collected these contributions were city employees. ... the same time, Krebs said, large numbers of city employees working for the mayor’s re-election does open him up to criticism. 'It is ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-11-18 14:06 - 0 comments

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

    ... Washington Post , according to an editorial in today's paper , “'I would not take on any representation that would allow use of my ...

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

  8. Ex-South Gate treasurer convicted in bribery case

    ... friends and campaign committee. Michael Klistoff Jr., 42, vice president of the trash-hauling company, said he was told to hire ...

    DonMc - 2005-10-09 17:56 - 2 comments

  9. Institutional Corruption Conference III: Cultures of Loyalty and Mutual Trust

    At the Institutional Corruption Conference sponsored by Harvard's Safra Center last Saturday, Bruce Cain, a professor at UC ... that leads to the loyalty problem. Robert Putnam, a Harvard professor best known for his book Bowling Alone , suggested that we ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-02-10 09:05 - 0 comments

  10. Albert Hirschman's Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

    ... all these ideas? Hirschman pointed out one solution on page 42 of his book: [O]nce voice is recognized as a mechanism with ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-01-08 09:51 - 0 comments