July 27, 2006

Board of Ethics
July 27, 2006


Vice Chair Lori Mack called the meeting to order at 1:35 pm. Also present were Leslie Lawson and Carolyn Lievers. Ann Terry and Leonard Plank were absent.

  • It was moved, seconded and passed unanimously to approve the minutes of the June 22, 2006 Board of Ethics meeting.
  • The Board discussed with Budget Analyst Kelly Greunke the development of an  “outcome statement” for the Board of Ethics to be used in the 2007 budget request. After discussion, the Board requested Staff Director Michael Henry to prepare the outcome statement for the Board. The final outcome statement is “To encourage and develop high ethical standards and behavior in the City workforce.”
  • Patrick Tooley, Esq., presented a request to the Board on behalf of his client, Police Commander John Lamb, to reconsider the Board’s advisory opinion to Commander Lamb regarding outside employment which was decided at the Board’s meeting of June 22, 2006.
  • Anna Sher, an employee of Denver Botanic Gardens, summarized her request for an advisory opinion regarding conflicts of interest and responded to questions.
  • Christopher Weimer, a former member of the Board of Ethics and the director of the Denver Office of Employee Assistance, summarized the nature and number of city employee problems seen by his office. He indicated that approximately 13% of city employees or their family members utilize the services of the office (as compared with 6 or 7% in national employee assistance programs). He said that the economic stresses on this generation of employees have been very significant, including downturns in the local and national economy and globalization of the economy.
  • It was moved, seconded and passed to go into executive session to consider Cases 06-19 and 06-23.
  • The meeting adjourned at 3:30 following the conclusion of the executive session.


Respectfully submitted

Michael Henry, Staff Director