CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
Date and Place: July 15, 2003
Standard Financial Plaza
Conference Room, Suite 211
Present: Robin D. Liu, Chair
Lex R. Smith, Vice Chair
Raymond H. Fujii
Charles W. Totto, Executive Director and Legal Counsel (EDLC)
Matthew J. Viola, Esq., Staff Attorney
Stenogragher: Norm Fisher
I. CALL TO ORDER
The 367th meeting of the Ethics Commission (Commission or EC) was called to order at 11:40 a.m. by the Chair.
II. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE OPEN SESSION OF THE JUNE
20, 2003 OPEN MEETING
The minutes of the open meeting of June 20, 2003, were unanimously approved.
III. OLD BUSINESS
A. Confirming the date(s) and time(s) of the August and August meetings
The EC unanimously confirmed the next two meetings for Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at 11:30 a.m., and Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at 11:30 a.m., in the Standard Financial Plaza, Conference Room, Suite 211.
IV. NEW BUSINESS
A. Administrative news
1. Request for Advice
The total oral and written requests and complaints for FY03 is: 560. Of these, 14 are pending a response. By comparison, the requests and complaints for FY00 were 300; FY01were 421; and FY02 were 674.
2. Web Site
There were 6,600 hits for FY 03.
3. Education and Training
The ECLC is finishing up the mandatory Ethics Training Program. During the two year period (FY02 and FY03), the EDLC reported that he trained 2,215 managers and supervisors, also 200 captains from HFD will be reviewing a ethics training video due to the necessity of their constant presence at their respective stations. Norm will compile a list of “no show” employees, to present to the EC. The EC will determine what actions, if necessary, to take.
B. Appointment of additional commissioners
The EDLC reported that he has not heard anything regarding the appointment of additional commissioners.
The EC moved into Executive Session to pursue confidential personnel matters and seek the advice of its attorney.
V. EXECUTIVE SESSION SUMMARY
A. The minutes of the Executive Session of June 20, 2003, were unanimously approved.
B. The EC further examined the role and structure of the Ethics Commission regarding the authority to fine.
C. The EDLC informed the EC that he will be conducting a meeting with the parties in the near future, and would inform the EC of any further developments following the meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:13 p.m.