Tag Archives: Ethics Law

Clackamas County taxpayers to pay Chair Jim Bernard’s $20,000 legal bills from ethics investigation

Clackamas County Board of Commissioner Chairman Jim Bernard’s legal bills in the ethics inquiry totaled $25,912. He paid $5,000 and asked the county to pick up the rest, which commissioners agreed to do on Tuesday. Source: Clackamas County taxpayers to pay Chair Jim Bernard’s $20,000 legal bills from ethics investigation – oregonlive.com

Ethics commission finds multiple ethics law violations by former PSU President Rahmat Shoureshi

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has determined that Rahmat Shoureshi, former president of Portland State University, violated state ethics laws three times in his short stint leading the school. Shoureshi agreed to resign as the university’s top executive last May after he had come under fire for his treatment of employees and several ethically dubious […]
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League of Oregon Cities holds training for city officials in Coos Bay

The Municipal Fundamentals saw 34 participants on Thursday. City officials from across the state attended a training in Coos Bay through the League of Oregon Cities on Thursday. Source: League of Oregon Cities holds training for city officials in Coos Bay | Government and Politics | theworldlink.com

Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass

    One commander objected to officers working as security at the Apple Store. But the police union calls the shots. Source: Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass – Willamette Week

St. Helens City Council, mayor, focus of ethics probe

Following a preliminary review, the state ethics commission has launched a formal probe to determine if St. Helens city councilors and the mayor violated Oregon law when they hosted a closed meeting to discuss a lagoon repurposing project at the offices of a consulting firm in Portland. Source: St. Helens City Council, mayor, focus of […]
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Cylvia Hayes attends ethics commission meeting, settles for $50,000

Oregon Government Ethics Commission officials voted Friday morning to accept a settlement agreement with former first lady Cylvia Hayes, cutting her potential $110,000 fine for 22 violations to $50,000. Source: Cylvia Hayes attends ethics commission meeting, settles for $50,000 – oregonlive.com

Oregon ethics commission rejects settlement with Cylvia Hayes, ex-first lady

State ethics commissioners on Thursday unanimously rejected a proposed settlement with ex-First Lady Cylvia Hayes, said Commissioner Dan Mason. Hayes had agreed in January to a $44,000 fine for breaking ethics laws 22 times. But the settlement needed final approval from the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Source: Oregon ethics commission rejects settlement with Cylvia Hayes, […]
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Oregon ethics commission rejects settlement with Cylvia Hayes, former first lady

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission unanimously rejected a proposed settlement with former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes during its meeting Thursday. Hayes had reached an agreement with ethics commission staff to pay $44,000 and effectively close the book on the influence peddling scandal that forced her fiancee, former Gov. John Kitzhaber, to resign in 2015. Source: Oregon ethics […]
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Oregon Government Ethics Commission Unanimously Rejects $44,000 Settlement With Cylvia Hayes

Cylvia Hayes’ habit of not showing up for meetings of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission has again proved costly. After OGEC staff and the Oregon Department of Justice hammered out a $44,000 settlement with Hayes for 22 violations of state ethic laws (announced publicly  March 5), the OGEC was set to vote to approve the […]
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Oregon ethics panel rejects deal with Cylvia Hayes

State ethics commissioners Thursday unanimously rejected a proposed settlement with ex-First Lady Cylvia Hayes, Commissioner Dan Mason said. Hayes, who owns a home in Bend, had agreed in January to a $44,000 fine for breaking ethics laws 22 times. But the settlement needed final approval from the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Source: Oregon ethics panel […]
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