Sunday, October 26, 2014

Changes to PBC Ethics Commission coming

Time for some fine tuning. Click title for link to the Sun-Sentinel article.
One proposed change would allow someone facing an ethics violation to ask for an independent officer to handle the case instead of the county's Ethics Commission.
Another proposed change calls for creating a way to speed up the process for handling ethics complaints filed during campaign season. The idea is to quickly take care of allegations that might have been filed for purely political purposes.
Those were among the possibilities that the Ethics Commission discussed Friday as local officials are looking into updating county standards and the board's role. The oversight board was created to enforce rules against conflicts of interest and other wrongdoing involving local government or elected officials.