June 30, 2016 •
Orange County, CA Starts to Lay Groundwork for Ethics Commission
The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a first reading of an ordinance to establish a county ethics commission.
The ordinance was introduced after the passage of Measure A, which called for the county to amend its charter and campaign finance ordinance to establish a five-member commission to provide administrative oversight of county ethics and campaign ordinances.
Discussions at the ordinance’s first reading mostly dealt with staff and budget issues relating to the commission, and there is no timeline yet for when the commission will actually be up and running. The ordinance is scheduled for a second reading and possible adoption on July 12, 2016.
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