Tag Archive for Conflict of Interest


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FPPC Takes A Step Backwards On Ethics

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In a 3-2 vote, the Fair Political Practices Commission passed a rule that will exempt city council members from conflict-of interest regulations that prohibited them from voting on their own appointments to paid boards and commissions.

On Our Radar for March 9, 2012

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Here are some stories in the news today that we’re following. OC Supervisors to hold Emergency Meeting over handling of Bustamante Sexual Harassment allegations, Quirk-Silva to Run for Assembly, OCERS and Stanford argue over pension cost analysis

It’s A Question of Ethics

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There has been some debate regarding the ethics of Claudia Alvarez’s deciding vote last week that determined she received nothing but an unspecified rebuke of her anti-Semitic comments. Both the OC Register and Voice of OC have published articles that suggest that because there was no financial interest at stake in her vote, there was no ethical conflict. I take issue with that conclusion.