What’s missing from new Jacksonville ethics office? Money
No budget or staff yet, despite being adopted by City Council last summer.
Posted: January 17, 2012
Seven months after it was signed into law, Jacksonville’s Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight still has no budget. Its one employee, a director appointed last month, works part-time but hasn’t drawn a city paycheck since leaving an earlier job in October. She’s
How many hats can a local government attorney wear when it comes to
government ethics? This question arises out of a state bar grievance
filed against Houston's
attorney by a member of the city council.
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
Max H. Bazerman and Ann
E. Tenbrunsel, the authors of the new book Blind
Right and What to Do about It (Princeton University
Press), point out that egocentrism is in our nature. We naturally see
the world from our point of view. We squeeze what we see and experience
into our view of ourselves. We never get too far away from the baby's
concept that the world exists...