April 27, 2006

Board of Ethics
April 27, 2006

DENVER BOARD OF ETHICS
MINUTES
MEETING OF APRIL 27, 2006

Chair Leslie Lawson called the meeting to order at 1:40 pm. Also present were Lori Mack, Leonard Plank and Ann Terry. Carolyn Lievers was absent.
  1. It was moved, seconded and passed unanimously to approve the minutes of the March 23, 2006 Board of Ethics meeting.
  2. Pete Maysmith, executive Director of Colorado Common Cause, presented and discussed with the Board a draft of a proposed state constitutional amendment regarding “Ethics in Government,” which Common Cause has presented to the state title-setting board. If the title and the amendment are approved, Common Cause will likely collect signatures to attempt to place the issue on the ballot in November 2006. The proposed amendment would regulate gifts to government personnel, prohibit members of the general assembly from lobbying for two years after leaving office and establish an Independent Ethics Commission for the state.
  3. The Board had a preliminary discussion of its 2007 budget request, which will have to be submitted to the Budget and Management Office by mid-June.
  4. The Board indicated that at its next meting on May 25, 2006, it will continue consideration of a proposal of a consistent policy for gifts to the city.
  5. It was moved, seconded and passed unanimously to go into executive session to deliberate on Case 06-10.
  6. The Board adjourned at 2:45 pm following the executive session.

Respectfully submitted,

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Michael Henry, Staff Director
Approved by the Board of Ethics: May 25, 2006

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