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  1. Transparency -- Another Disaster Shows Us How Important It Is

    ... of municipal ethics. All those notices and agendas that have to be filed at the right time in the right place, all those document requests ... to read the rest of this blog entry. According to an article in the New York Times , the transparency problem at the center of ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-01-28 14:05 - 0 comments

  2. How Much Expertise Is Too Much?

    It is natural for a current or former firefighter to be interested in serving on a fire commission, or a current or former teacher in serving on a school board. But is there an ongoing conflict of interest in doing so? The question arose on the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-12-21 09:25 - 1 comment

  3. How Can I Hamper Thee? — Let Me Count the Ways

    ... the ethics board had asked the board of finance for funds to hire an attorney to advise it in the many proceedings it faced. This request was ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-03-04 15:45 - 0 comments

  4. How a Board Should Handle a Member's Contract Conflict

    An interesting disagreement has arisen over what is required for a contract with a council member to constitute a conflict of interest in California. According to an article in the Valley Chronicle , the city of Hemet and the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-11-09 16:48 - 0 comments

  5. LOS ANGELES

    ... agency authorized and funded by Los Angeles voters to administer and enforce a governmental ethics ordinance for the City of Los ... the City's lobbying and campaign finance laws. How to Contact: Physical Address: 200 N. Spring Street, Suite ...

    DonMc - 2006-06-24 13:29 - 4 comments

  6. How Preferential Treatment Toward Municipal Employees and Contractors Can Affect Elections

    ... and the police department's first reaction was to protect the officer and keep the facts secret — is an unusual case of a local government where a scandal is likely to actually ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-08-18 16:17 - 0 comments

  7. How to Undermine Trust in the Ethics Process

    ... the city council enforce the ethics code], I would like to hear about it.” According to an article yesterday on Fox23.com in Tulsa, this is what the chair of the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-12 19:52 - 0 comments

  8. How Much Needs to Be Disclosed?

    ... local ethics ordinances must require the disclosure of all an elected official's real property, stocks, and bonds. According to an article in the Carroll County Times , the Mount Airy ... was introduced that would require local elected officials to disclose only property in their town or county, and property acquired from ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-11-20 15:57 - 0 comments

  9. How Bystanders Can Put an End to Political Bullying

    It should come as little surprise to people involved in local government that a New York Times article ... doesn't go along, and staying loyal to those in control so that they aren't excluded themselves. What's ... target. Only bystanders are truly in a position to put an end to political bullying. And it doesn't take too many of them. I am ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-06-10 06:55 - 0 comments

  10. How to Deal Responsibly With a Conflict That Falls Between City and State Ethics Codes

    ... conflict is clear. Such a situation exists with respect to a council member in Bellevue, WA, a Seattle suburb, with the extra twist ... development projects" along its track. According to an article on the Publicola website , the council member's firm owns $50 ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-02-16 14:41 - 2 comments

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