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  1. Chicago Task Force Second Report III — Ethics Program Independence

    chicago tf report 2.jpg Ethics program independence is, as far as I'm concerned, the single most important issue in ethics reform. Nothing gains the public's trust as much as an ethics program ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-09-10 14:31 - 0 comments

  2. Florida League of Cities' Ethics Reform Proposals III - Placing Shackles on Countywide Ethics Programs

    ... Bill 606 (attached; see below), one of the worst ethics reform bills I have ever read. This post considers just one sentence ... cities, more specifically, counties and cities in countywide ethics programs, experiments in independence and cost-saving that are Florida's ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-01-29 08:21 - 0 comments

  3. The Need for Ethics Commission Independence, and What Is and Isn't a Government Ethics Violation

    ... below Anyone who doubts the need for truly independent ethics commissions need look no further than what has been happening in ... year"? I've already reported on the fining of the Ethics Board's executive director, Shane Creamer, for sharing with a reporter ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-06-12 15:59 - 0 comments


    TN State Ethics Commission Links: Main Website for TEC: ... 10 Things Every State Employee Needs to Know about the TN Ethics Commission All Tennessee Municipalities are required by State Law to establish a code of ethics. See the Complete [PDF] Document here: Comprehensive Governmental ...

    DonMc - 2007-05-14 11:24

  5. Model Code - Introduction

    Draft Model Municipal Ethics Code CLICK HERE: Full text of the Model Ethics Code Foreword - The City Ethics Model Code Project To discuss the Model Code Project, click here. ...

    DonMc - 2015-04-29 19:02 - 6 comments

  6. A Solution to the Problems of Local Government Attorney Ethics Advice

    There is nothing more important in local government ethics than timely, independent, professional ethics advice. And there is no bigger problem in local government ethics than ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-07-10 09:25 - 0 comments

  7. The Effect of NYC's Conflicts of Interest Board on the Ethics Programs in New York State's Larger Cities

    ... City's Conflicts of Interest Board is one of the premier ethics commissions in the U.S. One would assume that its rules and procedures ... for the rest of the state. So I would like to look at ethics programs in the other largest (although not large) cities in the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-01-06 10:42 - 0 comments


    ... Web site: About the Jacksonville Ethics Code Jacksonville has a strong commitment to ethics in city government. Ethics is defined as: "The study of the ...

    DonMc - 2006-05-24 10:40 - 0 comments


    ... established the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics to administer the legislative ethics law. This Legislative Ethics Code contains requirements and ...

    DonMc - 2013-09-17 23:00 - 0 comments

  10. Broward County IG Report on Countywide Ethics Program

    ... (FL) inspector general filed a Review of the Existing Ethics Structure (attached; see below) of the countywide ethics program that he oversees, and which came into being via charter ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-02-03 11:19 - 0 comments