Understanding Fair Process Laws and Merit-Based Decision-Making
This piece explains California ethics laws relating to fair processes laws and public office.
Designed for local officials, the material covers issues such as:
- The Public’s Right to Fair and Unbiased Decision-Makers
- The Prohibition Against Vote-Trading
- Restrictions on Personal Loans to Public Officials
- Restrictions on Participation in Decisions that May Benefit an Official’s Family
- Disqualification from Decision-Making Based on Receipt of Campaign Contributions
- Restrictions on Campaign Support from Agency Staff
- Restrictions on Holding Multiple Public Offices
- Requirements for Competitive Bidding Processes for Public Contracts
- Protections for Whistle-Blowers
This piece is chapter five of a more extensive publication (Understanding the Basics of Public Service Ethics) that explains all California ethics laws.