ADVISORY OPINION 2013-3
Honolulu Ethics Commission Finds No Gift Law Violation by Mayor Caldwell for Inaugural Luau - But Restricts Future Donations
NEW AND RETURNING COMMISSIONERS
Welcome to Stanford Yuen! On October 11, 2012, Mr. Yuen was confirmed by City Council to serve as a member of the Honolulu Ethics Commission.
UPDATED RULES OF PROCEDURE
The Honolulu Ethics Commission approved its new Rules of Procedure (Rules) at its September 12, 2012 meeting. Included below are the Rules.
Rules of Procedure
UPDATES ON ETHICS LEGISLATION
On June 22, 2012, City Council passed Bill 40 (2012), FD1. The purpose of Bill 40 is to expand ethics training, currently required for all city supervisors, manager, board and commission members and elected officers, to be required for all city personnel. All city personnel should receive the training as described below:
Officers or employees currently employed on the effective date of the bill, June 22, 2012, who have not previously received ethics training should receive training within two years of that date.
Officers or employees elected, appointed, or hired after the effective date of the bill, June 22, 2012, should receive ethics training within six months of the election, appointment, or hiring date of the officer or employee.
RECENT PRESS RELEASES
Kobayashi News Relase Update- Advisory Opinion 2013-4
The Honolulu Ethics Commission Imposes $813.53 Fine on Former Councilmember Rod Tam for Inappropriate Meal Expenditures
Honolulu Ethics Commission Finds Former Deputy Police Chief Gave Preferential Treatment for Scout Event; Accepts Repayment of Overtime
Councilmember Agrees to $6500 Fine for Failing to Disclose Conflicts of Interest About Rail Transit and Development Bills (July 2, 2012)
Honolulu Ethics Commission Finds Windward Councilmember Misused City Position in Attempt to Obtain Parking Privileges (June 26, 2012)
City Ethics Commission Pushes Bills For Government Accountability - You Can Too (April 27, 2012)