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A 27-page Introduction to Local Government Ethics!


Government ethics is one of the most misunderstood topics among local government officials and employees, government...
Larry Lessign speaking in the Plenary Session at #UNRIG Summit in Feb 2018
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Fix Democracy, First

Watch it on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMK4rbGJkNw

Lots of coverage of the Summit here on the official website: https://unrigsummit.com/Text of Larry's speech From: https://medium.com/@lessig/fix-democracy-first-1fd1b811722f

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Brief Bio:


Carla Miller is the founder and president of City Ethics, an organization devoted to the establishment of local government ethics programs across the world. Carla is a former federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Florida where she handled political corruption cases, including the prosecution of the President Pro Tem of the Florida Senate. She has worked for over 20 years to build a strong ethics program in her home city, Jacksonville, Florida. She was Chair of the local Ethics Commission, helped to draft the City’s first ethics code, served as its first Ethics Officer (as a volunteer), fought for (and won) independence for the Ethics Commission; drafted a successful referendum to establish an Inspector General system; and handled thousands of calls on an ethics hotline. She has been the City’s Ethics Director since 2007. [Read then Mayor Peyton's speech appointing Carla as Ethics Officer on August 28th 2007]

From 2013-2015, Carla was a Network Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University where she developed ethics training programs for municipalities and participated in various research projects.

Huffington Post on the Tallahassee referendum
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Huffington Post article on the 11/4 referendum...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/04/tallahassee-anti-corruption_n_6...

A new Sunshine Law suit in Florida...
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From the Miami Herald blog: Newspapers, advocates sue the governor and Cabinet for sunshine violation The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, the Associated Press, a Tampa lawyer and a coalition of sunshine advocates filed a lawsuit late Tuesday alleging that Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet violated the state's open meeting laws when the governor unilaterally decided to "force the resignation" of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Chief Gerald Bailey and they consented.

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