Management Services Committee Considering Ethics Appointment & Purchasing

I doubt that the Management Services Committee agenda-maker intended to induce chuckles from my direction, but by considering changes in purchasing procedure and re-consideration of an appointment to the so-called “Ethics” Commission, that was the result. The Northwest Herald recently … Continue reading

Ethics Committee on the Hotseat

The McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee meeting yesterday started at 8:30 and was scheduled to end at noon, when two members said they had to leave for other meetings. The Committee heard budget presentations for three hours, then decided … Continue reading

ALAW Offers Reaction to Passage of Conflict of Interest Ordinance It Promoted

Whether the ordinance that the McHenry County Board passed two days ago will make any difference in the way the board does business remains to be seen. But it is a step toward the transparency that citizens need to begin … Continue reading

ALAW-Suggested Ethics/Conflict of Interest Ordinance in Management Services Committee Tuesday Morning at 8:30

Thursday, McHenry County Blog told of the conflict of interest and economic interest ordinance proposed by the reform group ALAW. Short for the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water, the group ALAWproposed wide-ranging conflict of interest notification for McHenry County’s … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Favors More Reasonable McHenry County Board Camera Rules

Entitling it’s “Wait-a-Minute” editorial, Missing the big picture, the Northwest Herald says, McHenry County officials need to quickly back away from a proposal that would put tight restrictions on photography at County Board meetings. The Herald cites the Open Meetings … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Favors More Reasonable McHenry County Board Camera Rules

Entitling it’s “Wait-a-Minute” editorial, Missing the big picture, the Northwest Herald says, McHenry County officials need to quickly back away from a proposal that would put tight restrictions on photography at County Board meetings. The Herald cites the Open Meetings … Continue reading