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  1. Aspirational Ethics Code

    ... that will not be enforced by the Ethics Commission -- this Model Code goes a step beyond a declaration of policy and purpose. It includes the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-16 20:58 - 0 comments

  2. Voiding Contracts, Transactions, and Permits Where There Is an Ethics Violation

    ... permits, contracts, or other transactions. City Ethics Model Code §106 , like the Connecticut law, does provide for automatic avoidance of ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-10 15:37 - 0 comments

  3. An Appreciative Look at the Draft Broward County Ethics Code for County Commissioners

    ... (FL) Commissioner Ilene Lieberman feels that the ethics code written by a special commission on ethics (most of whose members were ... finance ordinances have to be as strict or stricter, in content or penalty, as state laws ( there is such a provision, however, for ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-05-12 15:53 - 0 comments

  4. Should Legislator-Lobbyist Communications Be Subject to the Legislative Immunity Privilege?

    ... from being heard outside the legislature, and prevents the introduction of evidence of legislative activity in any such hearing. ... the Committee's views on the necessity for, and appropriate content of, legislation. The Protection of Confidential Information ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2016-02-17 13:19 - 0 comments

  5. How Should Ethics Reform Be Done?

    ... to the International Municipal Lawyers Association model ethics code makes a very strong case for involvement by everyone ... who are subject to it is as important as the substantive content of the ordinance. The more people are involved, the more it enters ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-03-06 10:23 - 0 comments

  6. Contract Avoidance Provisions -- Still in Stratford

    ... a contract avoidance provision in a local government ethics code. Here is the one in the City Ethics Model Code : Any contract, agreement, or other business transaction ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-01-05 14:18 - 0 comments

  7. My Book Is Finally Available (and it's free)

    ... government ethics geek to plow through the sample ethics code language. In fact, let me give away the ending, so you won't feel ... page . CONTENTS Preface and Acknowledgments I. Introduction: What Local Government Ethics Is and Isn’t A. The Basics ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-05-21 17:40 - 0 comments

  8. Georgia's Aspirational Guidelines

    The City Ethics Model Ethics Code includes as an aspirational code the American Society for Professional ... provisions for violators. Unfortunately, the recommended model is the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) code (attached; ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-03-16 11:40 - 0 comments

  9. Who Is Covered by an Ethics Code's Provisions

    ... forget to make it clear exactly who is covered by an ethics code. Sometimes there is discussion about who should have to file annual ... specific jobs or work on specific projects. The City Ethics Model Code has a special provision for consultants , which includes a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-24 17:27 - 0 comments

  10. Firewalls and Indirect Financial Interests

    ... financial interests are not always included in ethics code definitions of conflicts of interest, but I believe they should be. See the City Ethics Model Code conflicts provision and the Model Code definition of "personal ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-12-23 15:22 - 6 comments