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from the June 26, 2006 edition -
At a seminar in California, municipal leaders learn how to stay on the straight and narrow in times of temptation.

The Rocky Mountains west of Denver help people navigate the city by serving as a directional reference.

Brief History of Denver in Politics

Denver entered the political arena fairly quickly to its founding in 1858, and incorporation in 1861. The city was named the state capital of Colorado upon its entering the Union in 1876, as state leaders saw Denver, which was the territorial capital of the 15 year lived Colorado Territory, as an economicly booming city that would no doubt come to be one of America's pilars. They're prediction turned out to be correct. The city boomed in the "old west" fashion, and became the economic capitol of the west through much of the 19th century.

Honolulu Government

Originally governed by a Board of Supervisors, the City & County of Honolulu is administered under a mayor-council system of governance overseeing all municipal services: civil defense, emergency medical, fire, parks and recreation, police, sanitation, streets, water, among others. One of the largest municipal governments in the United States, the City & County of Honolulu has an annual operating budget of $1 Billion.

Oakland - California

Public Ethics Commission

The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission was established in November, 1996.

The Official City of Seattle web site

Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission

One of the missions of The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission is to administer, interpret and enforce the Seattle Code of Ethics, Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 4.16 (SMC 4.16). The Code provides a standard of conduct for all City officers and employees, which includes all elected and appointed officials, all City employees, and members of boards and commissions, paid and unpaid. The Code does not apply to Public Development Corporations or ad hoc advisory committees.

Los Angeles City Ethics Commission

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission is a semi-independent agency authorized and funded by Los Angeles voters to administer and enforce a governmental ethics ordinance for the City of Los Angeles.
The CEC is also responsible for administering and enforcing the City's lobbying and campaign
finance laws.