By: Todd Spitzer, Chairman, OC Board of Supervisors
At the urging of Chairman Todd Spitzer, the Orange County Board of Supervisors formed a committee on ethics during today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Each Supervisor was asked to appoint a staff member to the committee to study the issue of an ethics commission and to formulate policy recommendations on the ethics commission debate. The Board discussed potential issues that should be addressed including the budget, subpoena power, appointments and training.
“We presented the public with Measure E to partner with the Fair Political Practices Commission, and the voters agreed,” said Chairman Spitzer. “Unfortunately, implementation is stalled in the state legislature so we need to revisit the issue.” Chairman Spitzer directed the new committee to gather information and propose initiatives to formulate recommendations to the Board of Supervisors over the next thirty days. Continue reading