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  1. Trusting Public Boards of Trustees in San Diego County

    ... just the grand jury doing it once every few years." Of course, the "they" here are local government agencies:  five community college ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-07-20 08:05 - 0 comments

  2. The Home-Field Advantage Theory of Government Ethics

    ... Not all such abuses are covered by ethics laws, of course. This blog post looks at an instance of abuse that is not covered. It ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-12-04 15:27 - 1 comment

  3. Local Government Financial Advisers Must Have No Conflicts

    ... Times . At the center of this decision was, of course, a conflict of interest. The board of ed's independent financial adviser ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-08-07 06:30 - 0 comments

  4. Hatch Act Problems and a Solution

    ... prosecutor in an election? That's the American way. Of course, the other thing that was going on here is that the prosecutor had one ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-06-03 09:16 - 0 comments

  5. Government Ethics Professionals Also Respond Personally to Conflict Allegations

    ... ethics professional should do this as a matter of course, even if she has no formal ethics adviser. According to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-11-14 09:49 - 0 comments

  6. Fighting Last Year's War Is Not the Way to Draft an Ethics Code

    ... line at, and all that comes up is Archery Ethics Course Online. In response to what are referred to in Utah as last year's ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-12 20:02 - 0 comments

  7. An Attempt to Get Rid of New Ethics Provisions in Three Broward County Cities

    ... that is only intended to protect their privacy. Of course, the argument is made that otherwise officials will resign in ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-01-28 11:25 - 0 comments

  8. Transactions with Subordinates

    ... unless (a) the financial transaction is in the normal course of a regular commercial business or occupation, or (b) the financial ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-17 08:55 - 0 comments

  9. Political Solicitation of Local Government Employees

    ... a majority of an elected executive's campaign funds. Of course, many employees make campaign contributions because they think the boss ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-11-18 14:06 - 0 comments

  10. Handling an Indefinite Conflict Before It Becomes Definite

    ... this story to have any meaning." Others, including of course opponents, are insisting that if the executive director is elected, she ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-11-20 10:04 - 0 comments