Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Ethics commissions appointed by local legislative bodies, mayors,
or county executives are often referred to as "independent
commissions." I don't believe that these commissions should be considered
"independent," because those who select the EC members are under the
members' jurisdiction and, in fact, are the people most likely to come before them. These EC members are perceived as biased toward
their appointing party, which is far from "independence."