Saturday, August 29, 2009

The DFB Commission will vote to eliminate the Ethics Code.

This is what is being undone by Mayor Peggy; these are the provisions that are making it difficult to conduct city business.

HERE THEY ARE FOLKS, THE PROVISIONS THAT ARE CAUSING TROUBLE FOR THE CURRENT COMMISSIONERS, READ THEM AND PLEASE TELL ME WHICH OF THEM SHOULD BE ELIMINATED AND WHY.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that:
Commissioners May not use their office for personal financial benefit.
Do you think Miller, Poitier and Noland thought: Wow, that is something we should get rid of, let’s rescind this provision.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that:
Commissioners May not use their office to influence compensation or benefits such as pension. Hmmm, now we can vote on some juicy pensions and raises for ourselves and our friends and relatives.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Commissioners Shall not have any interest or business which is in conflict with duties.
OK, get rid of this and you are free to have interests that conflict with setting policy in the city.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Commissioners Shall not solicit or accept anything of value from anyone coming before or doing business with the city.
Oops, there go the free lunches, let’s get rid of this provision.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Commissioners Shall not use their position to gain privileges, advantages or exemptions not generally available to the public.
Wow, guys, what good is being a commissioner if we can’t get stuff that is not available to the unwashed masses.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Commissioners Shall not sexually harass, date, have sexual relations, or a romantic relationship with an employee of the city.
Wonder what inspired this one? Certainly don’t want to crimp anyone’s hitting on the working folk. Get rid of this rule fast, some of those workers are hotties!

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: They or a partner shall not represent any other person or entity before the city, except without compensation or for themselves.
What? Work for free? No way Jose, my buds will have to pay me to use my influence before the commission.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Commissioners When appearing before any public body, must disclose if as a private citizen or an officer of the city.
What’s the problem here? I am doing this on my own, or I am doing this for the city. No brainer. Oh, right, I forgot who we are talking about.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Commissioners Shall not promise an appointment as a reward for political support etc.
Not even the State allows this, but it obviously interferes with doing city business so Peggy says it goes!

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Commissioners For 2 years after serving shall not represent others before the city except as a volunteer.
Again, here is that little problem, what, me work for free? I can make a bundle knowing what I know. Get rid of this one.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Commissioners Must file a form if there is a conflict of interest, even if not voting.
Get rid of this little item and we are back to leaving the room for a bathroom break before the embarrassing vote.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Applicants seeking a City contract or currently doing business with the city include a listing of all campaign contributions to sitting City Commissioners.
Here it is, this is the onerous provision that J.B.s “forgot” to do. It was spelled out in detail in the RFP, but they forgot. So let's get rid of the whole ethics code.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: All regulated offices (City manager and Commissioners) shall file an Annual General Disclosure.
This is required by the State anyway, what’s the big deal. No, you can’t hide that you have an interest in a company that wants to do business with the city, get over it.

The Deerfield Beach Ethics Code states that: Before any item or action is considered by the
Commission at a meeting, the City Clerk shall announce the disclosures made on that particular item by the Regulated Officer and Applicant.
Yup, in public.

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