July 28, 2015 •
Formation of Ethics Commission Being Considered in Orange County, CA
A voter initiative is being developed in Orange County, California, to create a county ethics commission. The commission would enforce campaign finance limits for countywide offices as well as public ethics, including gifts and conflicts of interest.
The commission would also have a hotline where citizens could provide tips regarding ethics issues and would have the power to subpoena witnesses and documents.
If the initiative qualifies, it would appear on the November 2016 ballot. A version of the proposed initiative is available here.
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