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    ... site: About the Jacksonville Ethics Code Jacksonville has a strong commitment to ethics in city government. ... May, 1999, the Jacksonville City Council passed a new Ethics Code. This code was proposed by the Mayor's office and endorsed by the ...

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

  2. Problems with Santa Fe County's Aspirational, Yet Enforceable Draft Code of Conduct

    What is most remarkable about the proposed code of conduct for Santa Fe Count y (NM) is the fact that it was drafted by ... of the code. See the aspirational part of the City Ethics Model Code (at the beginning) for an example of what I (and the American ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-09-11 08:42 - 0 comments

  3. Application of Code

    ... to discuss different levels of application of an ethics code's provisions to different levels and types of official and employee. Forums:  General Issues Relating to Model Ethics Code Story Topics:  Model Code ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-02 17:16 - 0 comments

  4. Time and the Drafting of Conflict of Interest Provisions

    ... work for the institute. The way the city's ethics code is written, there would not be a conflict. Section 2-358. Conflict ... be adverse to the public interest. The City Ethics Model Code conflict of interest provision takes a different approach, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-02-11 07:46 - 0 comments

  5. Leadership and Obstacles to Ethics Reform

    ... two approaches, which I agree with (see the City Ethics Model Code Project ). Menzel uses the example of Venice, FL, the Shark's Tooth ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-02-07 09:07 - 0 comments

  6. Louisiana Ethics Reforms

    ... Task force to review 'exceptions' to the Ethics Code . To enable these reforms and improve enforcement ... may submit either electronic reports or paper copies. The introduction of mandatory electronic filing would facilitate public access to ...

    DonMc - 2007-04-28 14:07 - 0 comments

  7. Truth Is Too Slippery, and Too Precious, A Thing to Enforce

    ... such as the American Society for Public Administration's code, which is included in the City Ethics Model Code before the enforceable provisions. Here's an example of what ... Robert Wechsler's blog Story Topics:  Model Code Ethics Codes In the news ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-05-27 19:27 - 0 comments

  8. The Gifts Dilemma

    ... this undermines the public's trust. The City Ethics Model Code gifts provision prohibits gifts from anyone doing business with ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-12-01 11:26 - 0 comments

  9. Political Activity on the Job

    ... activity in city or county hall. The City Ethics Model Code Project version reads as follows: An official, employee, or ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-11-05 15:00 - 0 comments

  10. Apology Revisited

    ... on apology . I even included apology in 107(1) of the Model Ethics Code , as a stated option for officials, so that their municipality does not ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-03-28 13:37 - 0 comments