Municipal Ethics

Want Better Government Ethics? Then Pay Less Attention To Them!

Several readers of my monthly Municipal Ethics Tips and Trends newsletter suggested that part of this month's edition might have broader implications than just to local governments. Could well be. With that hope, here is a slightly adapted version: Improve government ethics by paying less attention to them? Really? Well, kinda, yeah.   As I Read more…

What Milton, NY Understands About Ethics That Most Businesses Don’t

My catching up on goings-on around the country for my Municipal Ethics News and Views blog started with this piece blaring the opinion that the San Diego ethics commission is an expensive redundancy that overreaches. Now if it's true that they are "hiring a new investigator to check whether campaigns are using 12-point type for Read more…

When Is Ethics Training Not Really Ethics Training?

I just posted a similar version of this over at my Municipal Ethics News and Views blog last night and realized that it really belongs on here as well. Readers of this blog won't be surprised by these comments but I guess I never get tired of talking about this issue… When is ethics training Read more…

Ethics Resources for Municipal Officials, Employees and Associations

Thanks to all of you who have already subscribed to my new "Municipal Ethics Tips and Trends" newsletter! A couple of other new resources have also been put into place in the last couple of weeks for municipal officials, employees, contractors, and associations. First of all, I have just started a new blog ("Municipal Ethics Read more…

Municipal Ethics Tips & Trends Newsletter Now Available

The new newsletter is called Municipal Ethics Tips and Trends and if you’d like to check it out, you can subscribe here.
Although Municipal Ethics Tips and Trends will be written with city officials, employees and contractors in mind, it will certainly be germane to officials and employees from all levels of government as well as any contractors who service government contracts.