Sex I Used to Be, But I’m Not Anymore…
the politically correct type.
But god damn, there’s an item in this week’s news section (which I edit) that you don’t have to be a college sophomore to get a little exercised about.
I don’t know how this got by me…maybe it’s cuz I’m a white male corporation, but check this shit out from the latest installment of In Other News:
On Thursday, September 7, city council committee voted 3 —0 to pass Mayor Nickels’s proposal to weaken the city’s ethics code. The issue at hand concerns ethics guidelines for members of citizens advisory committees: How should they deal with real and apparent conflicts of interest? The ethics code, as it stands now, states if an advisory committee member has either a real or apparent conflict of interest, and he doesn’t recuse himself, he could be fined up to $5,000.
The Mayor’s proposal lowers the standards. If the member has an apparent conflict of interest, he simply has to disclose the conflict (rather than recuse himself). And if he doesn’t disclose the apparent conflict, there is no fine. If an advisory committee member has a real conflict, he still has to recuse himself, but if he doesn’t, the fine has been lowered to $1,000.
The issue will go before the full council for their vote on September 18. BOBBY RIGGS