Every two months, the Institute’s ethics program analyzed different ethical dilemmas public officials are likely to face.
Some of these dilemmas have legal dimensions, some have ethical dimensions and many are a combination of both. The column appeared in Western City magazine, the monthly publication of one of the Institute’s parent organizations, the League of California Cities.
How can my agency determine whether it is engaging in good governance practices and identify areas where improvements can be made? The article at right discusses this topic and introduces ILG’s new resource, “The Good Governance Checklist: Good and Better Practices.”
To download this article and the checklist see the documents on the right.
The public is demanding answers and information about a recent tragedy in our community, expressing a strong desire that those responsible be held accountable. Our local agency staff is investigating what happened and whether any wrongdoing has occurred.
Although the Institute endeavors to help local officials understand technical and legal concepts that apply to their public service, these materials are not technical or legal advice. Officials are encouraged to consult technical experts, attorneys and/or relevant regulatory authorities for up-to-date information and advice on specific situations.