Ethics in City Government; A Model Law Takes Effect
It took too long to formalize the city's Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight, but Jacksonville now has in place an ethics office that could become a model for other cities.
The City Council's approval of the Ethics Commission's selection of Carla Miller as director and funding for the office effectively implements a charter provision setting up a truly independent ethics office.
For the first time, the city's chief ethics officer has been appointed by the Ethics Commission, which is made up of volunteers.
The newly expanded office is charged with coordinating the oversight, ethics and anti-corruption efforts of all agencies of the consolidated city. …
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Publication information: Article title: Ethics in City Government; A Model Law Takes Effect. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: March 20, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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