State Housing Panel Adopts New Ethics Standards
Ganey, Terry, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Housing Development Commission adopted a tougher ethics policy yesterday that would punish developers who go into business with commissioners.
The standards of conduct, which have been in the works for more than two years, are designed to prevent conflicts of interest between members of the commission and developers who apply for lucrative tax subsidies for housing projects. Under the new policy, commissioners and agency employees are prohibited from engaging in business with developers or others who do business with the commission.
The new rules require commissioners and staff to disclose potential conflicts of interest, and …
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