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City Ethics was in its infancy stage in the early 2000's when I got a letter in the mail. (Yes, an actual handwritten letter.)   "Do you need any help with research?" asked Rob.  "Yes", was the immediate answer and the beginning of a wonderful partnership and friendship with Rob. His first project was the compilation of municipal ethics codes with the view towards synthesizing them into a Model Code.  Not too many people could confront doing such an enormous project, but...

Robert Wechsler
After ten years of blogging and book and model code writing, having completed my book on local lobbying oversight and accomplished my writing goals at City Ethics, I have decided to bring an end to my work on local government ethics in my role as Director of Research.

My greatest regrets are:

1. There appears to be no one to continue my work. No young person has shown...

 

  1. The bill creating the Inspector General Office Jax 2014-519
  2. The bill putting it on the ballot to extend the jurisdiction of the IG office to all independent authorities (Electric, Port, Transportation, Airport, and all elected constitutional officers.)  The referendum passed in March 2015. Jax 2014-747
  3. The actual ballot form voted on for Bill 2014-747 is attached as PDF to this page - see link below to download.

 

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donmc

Carla Miller was interviewed by Gregg Fields for a labcast recently. Here's the description from the Ethics Lab website:

Can independent and local government ethics commissions reduce political corruption? Journalist Gregg Fields interviews Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Network Fellow Carla Miller about putting the heart back into government ethics training, and how a shift towards local government ethics initiatives may create an avenue for citizens to have an impact

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This Editorial ran in June after the passing of a comprehensive package of ethics reform bills in the Jacksonville City Coucil.

Ethics: This progress was historic

Posted:June 19, 2011

Jacksonville residents have this self-image that we have a progressive government. But consolidation was more than 40 years ago.

In creating a strong culture of ethics in city government, Jacksonville has been left behind - until now.

donmc

The editorial today in the Jacksonville Times-Union is all about the recent legislation designed to improve the structure of the ethics and anti-corruption program for the city of Jacksonville.

Title: City ethics: The right direction
Source URL: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2010-12-03/story/city-ethics-...

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