Friday, February 27, 2009

Crunch Time for Ethics Commission Selection - Day 82 of the Jackson County Ethics Blackout

The Jackson County Ethics Selection Committee has set the end of February as an informal target for applications to join the Jackson County Ethics Commission. Fortunately, they have said that they will continue to accept applications until the Commission is filled.

Either way, though, the best time to apply is now. The application form is online, so you can submit it over the weekend.

Technically, the appointments will not be made by the Selection Committee. The time for them to make such appointments according to the Charter has long since lapsed, and the appointments are now in the hands of County Executive Mike Sanders. Unlike the County Legislators, though, Mr. Sanders is smart enough to recognize a hot potato when he sees one, so he has agreed to appoint whomever the Selection Committee chooses. It's great to see an example of a Jackson County elected official working to make Ethical Home Rule a success instead of a sham.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would want to serve on a sham body? If they do not have jurisdiction over the legislators why should anyone bother?

2/27/2009 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know Sanders had made that choice. Makes sense though and lays a foundation for maybe this working out.

2/27/2009 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Nuke said...

Hey Dan, I have to give you credit for sticking to your guns on this ethics thing. You even find new things to tie in to keep it at least marginally fresh each day, and that is NO small feat.

Keep up the good work man.

2/27/2009 1:31 PM  

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