September 26, 2002

Board of Ethics
September 26, 2002


I. Chair Harry MacLean called the meeting to order at 2:20 pm. Members Christopher Weimer, and Carolyn Lievers were present. Charles Savage and Denise Maes were absent.

II. Michael Henry updated the Board on the Board of Ethics budget which the Mayor has proposed to City Council.

III. Michael Henry advised the Board that the Budget and Management Office requires every City agency to have a mission statement. He proposed that the following be adopted by the Board of Ethics as its mission statement:

To administer and enforce the Code of Ethics and to provide advice and education to City officers, officials and employees so that the public will have confidence that persons in positions of public responsibility are acting for the benefit of the public.

Carolyn Lievers moved and Christopher Weimer seconded that the above mission statement be adopted. The motion passed unanimously. IV. The Board discussed a list of 22 possible improvements to the Code of Ethics prepared by Michael Henry after consultation with individual Board members. Board members decided not to pursue further five items on the list. The Board requested Michael Henry to prepare a second draft for further Board discussions in the future.

V. Chair Harry Maclean expressed regret at the fact that he has resigned from the Board of Ethics, effective September 27, 2002, in order to travel and write a book during the next year.

Harry MacLean moved and Carolyn Lievers seconded to elect Charles Savage as chair of the Board of Ethics to serve until the meeting of the Board in May 2003. The motion passed unanimously. The Board deferred the election of a vice-chair until a later time.

VI. It was moved, seconded and passed unanimously to go into executive session to deliberate on case 02-36 and to consult concerning screening of Cases 02-37 through 02-48.

VII. The meeting adjourned at 5:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Henry
Staff Director

Approved by Board of Ethics on October 17, 2002.