Category Archives: Government Ethics Commission

Clackamas County commissioner under state ethics investigation

The state ethics commission is investigating allegations that the chairman of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners used his position to benefit his wife, a county manager, and failed to disclose a conflict of interest when considering her pay, her agency’s budget and possible discipline against her. Source: Clackamas County commissioner under state ethics investigation […]
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Oregon Republicans Ask For Ethics Investigation Into Brown Campaign

The Oregon Republican Party filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission on Wednesday, asking them to investigate whether Gov. Kate Brown used public funds for campaign purposes. Source: Oregon Republicans Ask For Ethics Investigation Into Brown Campaign

Lawsuit Against City of Portland Challenges the High Cost of Public Records

Housing activist Alan Kessler challenged the city’s $150 minimum cost for an email search in a lawsuit that seeks records on a Portland Historic Landmarks Commissioner. Source: Lawsuit Against City of Portland Challenges the High Cost of Public Records

NW Portland affordable housing approved; historic building to be preserved

The historic Buck-Prager Building will get new life as an affordable housing development of 148 new apartments for seniors and low-wage workers. Source: NW Portland affordable housing approved; historic building to be preserved

Ethics Commission to investigate Linn commissioner

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission will investigate whether Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey violated state ethics laws by attempting to use his position to stop medical marijuana from being grown in his neighborhood south of Lebanon. Source: Ethics Commission to investigate Linn commissioner | News | democratherald.com

Ethics Commission to investigate Linn commissioner

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission will investigate whether Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey violated state ethics laws by attempting to use his position to stop medical marijuana from being grown in his neighborhood south of Lebanon. A complaint was filed on July 17 by William Templeton of Albany, on behalf of himself and several family […]
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Capitol roundup: Sixteen sheriffs say ‘Yes on 105’ & Not talking, for now

State Library Ed. Note: Scroll down within story for content. Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson was among 16 county sheriffs who signed a joint letter calling on voters to support Measure 105, which would repeal Oregon’s “sanctuary” law. Under the 30-year-old law, state and local law enforcement officials are barred from assisting federal officials investigating […]
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Former charter school exec. director fined for ethics violations

The former executive director of Logos Public Charter School has agreed to pay fines associated with ethics violations. On August 10, 2018, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously to accept a settlement agreement with Joseph Vondoloski. The so-called “stipulated final order” includes a fine of $5,500. Source: Former charter school exec. director fined for […]
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Ex-Logos Public Charter School head faces $5,500 fine

A state ethics commission will decide Friday whether to fine the former executive director of Logos Public Charter School $5,500 for violating ethics laws when he signed a $1.5 million contract with the school a month after he had resigned. Joe VonDoloski, who said in May he would challenge the Oregon Government Ethics Commission’s “one-sided” […]
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Albany man files ethics complaint against commissioner

An Albany man has filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, charging that Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey used his office to personally attack himself and his family because they had developed a medical marijuana operation near Lindsey’s home south of Lebanon. Source: Albany man files ethics complaint against commissioner | News | […]
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