Tag Archives: City of Austin Ethics Review Commission

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ethics complaint filed against HLC commissioner

Less than one month after the first meeting of the new Historic Landmark Commission, ethics question are flying and a formal complaint has already been lodged. Kent Anschutz filed a complaint against Commissioner Arif Panju earlier this month, alleging conflict…

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ethics panel considers campaign finance reform

Now that the dust has settled after Austin’s busiest local election season to date, the city’s Ethics Review Commission is taking a hard look at Austin’s current campaign finance laws.On Tuesday night, the Ethics Review Commission took input on the…

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ethics complaint against APD Chief moves forward

An ethics complaint against Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is moving forward.The complaint, which was filed by Jermaine A. Hopkins, alleges that Acevedo failed to file a public financial disclosure statement for 2012 by the April 2013 deadline, as is…

Friday, December 5, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Anti-lobby complaint filed on Long Park golf plan

A complaint filed Thursday with the City of Austin alleges violations of the city’s No-Contact Rule between the developers of the proposed Walter E. Long Park golf courses and city employees. Community activist Brian Rodgers filed the complaint after obtaining…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Ethics panel wants last word on complaint inquiries

Austin’s Ethics Review Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend City Council ensure the commission has the last word in ethical complaints against the mayor, members of City Council and all of its appointees, city executives, and assistant city attorneys.“The…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Ethics Commission gives candidates slap on wrist

Some City Council candidates are having trouble following Austin’s campaign finance laws. The Ethics Review Commission addressed three complaints against candidates in Districts 6, 8 and 10 Tuesday night. Each candidate admitted wrongdoing, and none of them walked away with major…

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council to do double-take on ethics complaints

Today’s City Council agenda features two items that deal with the city’s conflict-of-interest policy as it applies to those who serve on the city’s many volunteer boards and commissions.The resolutions — one sponsored by Council Member Mike Martinez, and one…

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ethics complaints could get a clearer path

City Council Member Mike Martinez is working on a resolution that could change how the city deals with ethics complaints against those who serve on its boards and commissions.The changes come after Martinez’s Zero Waste Advisory Commission appointee, Daniela Ochoa Gonzalez,…

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Ethics Review Commission reprimands Almanza

The Ethics Review Commission has issued a reprimand to District 3 City Council candidate Susana Almanza for violations of the city campaign finance law.The panel, acting on a complaint filed by Austin activist Stephan Wray, found at a special meeting…

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Jenny Blair

Ethics Review Commission dismisses complaint against Neslund

The Ethics Review Commission dismissed a complaint Tuesday night that Melissa Neslund should have registered as a lobbyist, after a hearing that chair Austin Kaplan called perhaps the board’s most contentious.A special called meeting of the commission weighed whether Neslund,…

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Former commissioner seeks to change city policies in ethics cases

Former Zero Waste Advisory Commissioner Daniela Ochoa Gonzalez, who resigned after accusations of conflict-of-interest violations, is asking the city to reconsider how it does business.Her situation could change how the city deals with ethics complaints against people who serve on…

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Jimmy Maas

City Ethics Commission clears Almanza of conflict of interest

An emotional battle between a business shut down by the city and an Austin Parks and Recreation Board member came to an official end Wednesday. The fallout may be felt for some time, perhaps even into the next election cycle.…

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