Wow! Get a Load of Those Salaries!
It's official. People get more upset over big salaries to government
officials than over bribes, kickbacks, unbid contracts, and the like,
which cost taxpayers far, far more.
This week, according to an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer,
Cuyahoga County (which includes Cleveland) passed a new ethics code,
largely based on the
drafted in October by the Code of Ethics Workgroup, set up by the Cuyahoga County Transition Advisory Group Executive
Committee (the transition referred to is a change in form of
It's hard for ethics codes to deal with every kind of relationship where nepotism might be a problem. In a
matter involving the South
Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), the relationship involves oversight.
A Failure to Respond to an Ethics Complaint
It's always interesting to see how many ways there are not to deal with
ethics complaints. When you think you've seen them all, a new one comes
out of nowhere.