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  1. A Proposed Ethics Code for Memphis Falls Short

    ... be voted on in a referendum next month) contains an ethics code (attached; see below), which requires an ethics ordinance, following the code's requirements, to be passed by the council within 120 days. Despite ...

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

  2. Recusal

    ... such claimed conflict of interest, as defined in this code, and vote whether or not to allow the request and require that the member ... of Interest Provisions Story Topics:  Model Code Robert Wechsler says: ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-16 20:52 - 8 comments

  3. The Benefits of Hyperlinking Ethics Codes, and the Dependency of Children

    ... my time where my mouth is when I put up the City Ethics Model Code, which does this, even though the definitions are on the same webpage ...

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


    ... government ethics blog and he drafted the City Ethics Model Code From 2007-2012, he was Administrator of the New Haven Democracy ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2015-05-15 13:16

  5. Partisan Nomination of Ethics Commission Members

    ... to an ethics board. One problem is the town's ethics code (click and select Ch. 13), which only prevents current party chairs ... the hands of town officials. This is what the City Ethics Model Code recommends , and it is the only way to ensure that the decisions of ...

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

  6. New Cuyahoga County Ethics Code

    ... County (which includes Cleveland) passed a new ethics code, largely based on the recommended code drafted in October by the Code of Ethics Workgroup, set up by the ...

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

  7. Memphis: At the Top of the Bottom

    ... laws be far behind? All the city has now is an aspirational code, but it has to have a real ethics code by June 30 (although Tennessee's ... don't ask for much, as I explain in a comment to the Model Code Project ). According to a series published in the Memphis ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-10-03 09:16 - 0 comments

  8. A Circuit Judge in Chicago Gets the Government Attorney-Client Privilege Wrong

    ... complaint in this case , Ch. 2-56 of the city's municipal code makes it "the duty of every officer, employee, department, agency ... of ... in ethics codes (see §213(6) of the City Ethics Model Code ). But it isn't the corporation counsel who is not cooperating, ...

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

  9. Advisory Opinions

    ... both the ethics provision and administration sections of the Model Code. Advisory opinions are the most important of an Ethics Commission's ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-04-28 09:01 - 0 comments

  10. Narrow and Vague Ethics Code Definitions of "Doing Business"

    ... , pointed out that Section 2-5 of the Baltimore Ethics Code defines "business with the city" very narrowly, in terms of public ... Topics:  City Related County Related Model Code In the news Carla (not ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 1 comment