Board of Ethics
November 18, 2004
DENVER BOARD OF ETHICS
MEETING OF NOVEMBER 18, 2004
1. Chair Carolyn Lievers called the meeting to order at 1:35 pm. Also present were Charles Savage, Leonard Plank and Leslie Lawson. Christopher Weimer was absent.
2. It was moved, seconded and passed unanimously to approve the minutes of the October 28, 2004 Board of Ethics meeting.
3. Police Detective Daniel Wiley, who has just been admitted to the Colorado bar, presented his request for an advisory opinion concerning whether he may practice law in his off-duty time. He responded to questions from Board members.
4. Staff Director Michael Henry reported that the Ethics Training Oversight Committee will meet on December 2 to consider the next phase of ethics training.
5. The Board reviewed and made comments on a draft for the Board’s goals for 2005. Board members stressed the importance of updating and reprinting the Ethics Handbook and planning for refresher ethics training for city employees.
6. Professor Roy Wood of the University of Denver reported on the status of the survey being conducted by the Center for Civic Ethics to assist the Board to study the perceptions of past participants in Board of Ethics cases through telephone interviews and/or written surveys to gauge the level of satisfaction of participants. The final report of the survey should be presented to the Board in January, 2005.
7. It was moved, seconded and passed unanimously to go into executive session to deliberate on Cases 04-42, 04-45 and 04-46.
8. The Board adjourned following the conclusion of the executive session at 3:00 pm.
Approved by Board of Ethics: December 16,2004