Tag Archives: City of Austin Ethics Review Commission

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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