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 elected and appointed officials.

Think about knowing what real estate planning and zoning people have an interest in.

And, who owns land near what highway improvement.

Information like that might begin to explain otherwise really hard to understand county government decisions.

What was it that Deep Throat advised Woodward and Bernstein advised?

“Follow the money.”

I believe I told you last night that the Management Services Committee of the CB was meeting on Thursday morning and the ordinance is on that agenda for discussion.  I need to correct myself, the meeting is Tuesday morning, 8:30 am, and yes the ordinance is on the agenda.

Here are the committee members:

Ersel Schuster, Chairman
Pete Merkel, Vice Chairman
Yvonne M. Barnes
Paula Yensen
Kathleen Bergan Schmidt
Tina Hill
Lyn Orphal

The organization has called for passage before the primary election in the first week of February.


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ALAW-Suggested Ethics/Conflict of Interest Ordinance in Management Services Committee Tuesday Morning at 8:30 — 1 Comment

  1. In addition to what is covered in the proposed ordinance, in the perfect world it would include information in reference to not-for-profit affiliations. Since the advent of intermingling “faith-based” charity donations with tax dollars we are rapidly moving toward tax supported religious groups. In my opinion, not one tax dollar shoud be directed to any not-for-profit / non-governmental agency. Elected officials have a conflict of interest when they are paid a salary by a non-government not-for-profit or if they hold an office involved in the administration of the not-for-profit

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