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An Ethics Syllabus

by Larry Bush on 01/15/2013

in Paper Trails

2011 San Francisco Civil grand jury report “Ethics: Sleeping Watchdog”

http://www.sfcourts.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2860

2012 Board Budget and Legislative Analyst Report: San Francisco, Los Angeles Ethics comparison

http://www.citireport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Ethics-II.Final_.pdf

SACRAMENTO DEVELOPMENTS

Overview of California Disclose Act

http://corporatereformcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/CA-DISCLOSE-Act-Overview.pdf

FPPC Proposes Tighter Rules on Reporting

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/09/fppc-pushes-to-tighten-disclosure-for-independent-expenditures-disclosure.html

Stricter Campaign Disclosure Proposed by Yee, Leno

http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/12/california-democrats-propose-stricter-campaign-disclosure-laws.html

http://sd08.senate.ca.gov/news/2012-12-03-yee-and-lieu-introduce-california-campaign-disclosure-act

California Lobby Laws Riddled with Holes that Benefit Lobbyists

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/13/5110841/californias-lobby-laws-keep-many.html#mi_rss=Top%20Stories

OTHER CALIFORNIA CITIES

Lobbying overcomes Poor Performance for Contractors

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-deloitte-20121223,0,4648316.story?track=rss

Developer Agrees to pay $165,000 to End LA Ethics Inquiry

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/12/developer-agrees-to-pay-165000-to-end-la-ethics-inquiry.html

San Jose bans lobbyists from texting, emails during Council meetings

http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/san-jose-formalizes-disclosure-rule/

 

NEW YORK

Taxpayers Foot The Bill after Lobbyists Win Corporate Tax Breaks

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/us/how-local-taxpayers-bankroll-corporations.html?hp&_r=0

WASHINGTON

Republicans Block Disclose Act with Filbuster Rule

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/17/politics/senate-disclose-act/index.html

LOCAL NEWS STORIES

Bay Guardian: Late Joe Lynn’s List of Ethics Reforms (2009)

http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2009/02/12/watchdog-calls-major-reform-ethics-commission

Fog City Journal: Oliver Luby on the Backstory of Ethics Refusing to Investigate

http://www.fogcityjournal.com/wordpress/889/whistleblower-exposes-money-laundering-cover-upin-san-francisco-ethics-commission/

Fog City Journal: Joe Lynn on Ethics Failures

http://www.fogcityjournal.com/news_in_brief/lynn_070627.shtml

Fog City Journal: Joe Lynn on Ethics Meltdown

http://www.fogcityjournal.com/news_in_brief/lynn_070807.shtml

Fog City Journal: Joe Lynn on Reforms for Recall Elections

http://www.fogcityjournal.com/news_in_brief/lynn_070614.shtml

Fog City Journal: Joe Lynn on Ethics’ Culture on Enforcement

http://www.fogcityjournal.com/news_in_brief/lynn_070809.shtml

Fog City Journal: Joe Lynn Gives his Most Extensive Review of Ethics with Solutions

http://www.fogcityjournal.com/wordpress/1219/ethics-commission-airs-dirty-laundry/

SF Chronicle: Willie Brown Fundraiser Milks Mayors Pals for Millions (2003)

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/LOVE-AND-MONEY-Mayor-s-fund-raiser-got-millions-2565511.php#page-1

SF Examiner: Ethics Still Waiting on Ed Lee Response to Misconduct Charges

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/ethics-commission-still-waiting-mayor-ed-lees-decision-library-board-recommendation#ixzz2Ak95JFiK

Bay Guardian: Was Realtor Attack Coordinated with David Lee?

http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2012/10/12/was-realtor-financed-attack-ad-illegally-coordinated-lee

Fog City Journal:  Gascon Charges Lee Donors in Money Laundering Case

Gascon go lorries http://www.fogcityjournal.com/wordpress/3395/gascon-charges-lee-campaign-donors/

SF Chronicle: Board Looks At Ethics Commission Reforms

http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2012/06/07/hearing-looks-at-ways-to-improve-ethics-commission/

Bay Guardian: Ethics Shortchanges Hearing on Rose Report

http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2012/12/04/ethics-commission-wants-hide-its-own-flaws

 

CITIREPORT POSTS

Oliver Luby: Primer on Closing Soft Money Loopholes

http://www.citireport.com/2012/10/a-primer-for-closing-“soft-money”-disclosure-loopholes-in-san-francisco-2/

Oliver Luby: Shadow Money Sets Record

http://www.citireport.com/2012/10/shadow-money-may-set-record/

Oliver Luby: Mayor Lee Hiding Donors from Public

http://www.citireport.com/2011/10/more-than-voter-fraud-mayor-lee-alliance-committee-others-hide-their-donors-by-oliver-luby/

Oliver Luby: City College Money Laundering Case Study in Scandal

http://www.citireport.com/2011/10/ethics-case-study-in-scandal-city-college-money-laundering/

Identifying Donors Who Broke the Donor Cap

http://www.citireport.com/2012/01/51-who-broke-the-contribution-cap-so-far/

Ethics Seeks Repeal of Donor Caps

http://www.citireport.com/2012/01/ethics-wants-good-government-law-stricken-from-the-books/

Ethics Phony War on Banned Contributions

http://www.citireport.com/2011/10/ethics’-dummy-investigation-of-banned-contributions/

Ethics Bright Idea: Repeal Pay to Play Safeguards

http://www.citireport.com/2011/03/ethics-new-plan-repeal-key-ethics-safeguards/

Officials Fail to File Economic Disclosure Statements

http://www.citireport.com/2012/09/city-officials-fail-to-report-financial-interests/

Gascon: No Action on Sunshine Referrals from Ethics

http://www.citireport.com/2012/03/gasconno-action-on-ethics-sunshine-referrals/

 

Nuru: A Record of Scandal and Misconduct

http://www.citireport.com/2012/03/lee-vs-nuru-not-happening/

Inside the Willie Brown Money Machine, Parts I and II

http://www.citireport.com/2012/04/inside-the-willie-l-brown-money-machine/

http://www.citireport.com/2012/04/part-ii-the-willie-brown-money-machine/

Civil Grand Jury Blows Whistle on Ethics Whistleblowing

http://www.citireport.com/2011/07/civil-grand-jury-blows-the-whistle-on-city’s-whistleblower-program/

Civil Grand Jury: Ethics is Sleeping Watchdog

http://www.citireport.com/2011/06/civil-grand-jury-report-ethics-commission-is-a-“sleeping-watchdog”/

Ethics Dithers Over Response to Civil Grand Jury

http://www.citireport.com/2011/08/ethics-commission-try-try-again-in-rewrite-of-civil-grand-jury-response/

Other Cities Do More on Ethics Than San Francisco

http://www.citireport.com/2011/03/other-california-cities-state-do-more-on-ethics/

The Ethics Burial Ground: What Got Shoved Underground

http://www.citireport.com/2011/03/ethics-san-franciscos-political-burial-grounds/

George Wooding: Abolish the Ethics Commission

http://www.citireport.com/2012/06/jettison-the-ethics-commission/

RECOLOGY

Recology seeks rate increase

Bay Guardian:

http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2012/11/12/get-ready-garbage-rate-hike

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Recology-seeks-higher-rates-in-S-F-4158926.php

Chronicle: Recology Seeks Rate Increase

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Recology-seeks-higher-rates-in-S-F-4158926.php

Weekly: Rose Pak Accused of Pressuring Recology for Draft Ed Lee campaign

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/07/rose_pak_accused_of_pressuring.php

Chronicle: Investigation Sought into Recology Politiking for Rose Pak/Ed Lee

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-Mayor-Ed-Lee-s-rivals-seek-probe-of-his-backers-2352830.php

Chroncile: Quentin Kopp wants Investigation into Recology

http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2011/08/01/kopp-wants-investigation-of-mayor-lees-friend-rose-pak/

Bay Citizen: The Backstory on Recology, Ed Lee and Willie Brown

http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/ed_lee_sfmayor_recology/

 

 

 

 

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