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  1. Declaration of Policy, Purpose, and Obligations

    ... is the place to comment on, discuss, and share alternative content and language relating to the declarations of policy that can usually be ... Forums:  General Issues Relating to Model Ethics Code Story Topics:  Model Code ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2006-11-30 14:53 - 1 comment


    ... Start with the City Ethics Model Code, including the introduction , which lays out the elements of a local ...

    donmc - 2005-08-29 10:25 - 2 comments

  3. Exempting Special Developer Board Members from City Ethics Code in Dallas

    ... be considering an amendment to the city's ethics code , which would exclude municipal management district (MMD) board members ... to the ethics code. Here is the one from the City Ethics Model Code: §100(3)(5) Rule of Necessity : If recusal would leave a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  4. Preferential Treatment and Zoning Enforcement

    ... to the same basic ethics provision (see the City Ethics Model Code provision ). Note that, in Owen's hypothetical, the provision is only ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  5. Maryland Local Ethics Requirements

    ... the creation of local government ethics programs by drafting model ethics codes. It's also a good idea for states to require minimal local ... has happened in Maryland, which amended its state ethics code effective October 1, 2010, with a requirement that local government ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  6. "De Minimis" Is a Big Term in Government Ethics

    ... EC's regulations or to the ordinance). Boise's ethics code deals in detail with this issue, but the details include exceptions that ... the one for Allegheny County (Pittsburgh). The Ohio Model Ethics Code for Local Agencies excepts de minimis interests in its ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  7. Gifts from National and State Associations

    ... such a relationship is called in the relevant ethics code. An interesting indirect relationship arose in a case in Rhode ... indirect" after "direct" in ethics codes. The City Ethics Model Code language is: [a person or entity that] has received or sought a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

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    ... it! You are a registered user - you can now open all of our content! Enjoy, and please do send us feedback when you are able to use any of our content in your municipality. The email you receive will look like this: ...

    admin - 2012-05-08 14:13

  9. Standards of Proof in Ethics Enforcement

    ... the enforceability of the reforms. The City Ethics Model Municipal Code recommends a "preponderance of the evidence" standard for the probable ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 2 comments

  10. Penalties

    ... is the place to comment on the penalty provisions of the Model Code, to recommend alternative penalties, to share experiences with various ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-17 09:39 - 1 comment