The International City/County Management Association, the leading group for managers of public agencies, censured Santa Ana City Manager David Cavazos for conduct related to his romantic relationship with a city employee, he informed council members in an email last week.
Chapman University Law Professor Mario Mainero writes that with weak campaign finance enforcement by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, citizens of Orange County need to step and support a ballot initiative that provides a better enforcement approach by establishing a local commission to oversee campaign spending.
Councilwoman Christina Shea has built her political career on rooting out corruption surrounding the Great Park. But what she’s doing behind the scenes for a consulting client is also crossing ethical lines, a government ethics expert says.
Supervisors Shawn Nelson and Todd Spitzer are both prominent local attorneys and report significant income from their legal careers, but their public disclosures reveal little about how it is generated.
Yorba Linda is in the midst of deciding whether keep the same
law firm that represented the city of Bell. One thing to consider
is that legal ethics may have kept the city attorney from sounding
the alarms on Bell’s excesses.