By: O.C. Supervisor Shawn Nelson
The Board of Supervisors received the Ethics Committee’s report, crafted after two months of study and comprised of a staff representative from each of the five supervisorial offices. In addition, the Board directed County Counsel to explore various components in establishing an ethics commission, including enforcement, subpoena power and what, if any, changes to the existing campaign finance ordinance would be required.
The ethics committee submitted seven recommendations to consider when crafting an ethics commission ordinance:
Recommendation 1: Proposed Ordinance should substantially increase ethics training and education for County officials and staff compliance training and education needs to be enhanced by the County. Continue reading