Municipal Ethics in New York
- Jeff Tremblay, Esq.; Mark Davies, Esq.; Steven G. Leventhal, Esq.; Amber Gonzalez, Esq.
Contents at a Glance
Article 18: New York’s Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Officials / Non–Article 18 Conflicts of Interest Restrictions Governing Counties, Cities, Towns, and Villages Under New York State Law / Misuse of Public Office and Municipal Resources / Applicability of the Hatch Act to Municipal Officers and Employees / Compatibility of Office / Disclosure / Running a Local Municipal Ethics Board: Ten Steps to a Better Board / How to Analyze an Ethics Problem: Recognizing Common Law Conflicts of Interest / Administration of Disclosure / Conflicts of Interest Regulation in New York City / How to Adopt a Municipal Conflicts of Interest Law: Contents / How to Adopt a Municipal Conflicts of Interest Law: Process / Access to Government / Reconciling the Duty of Confidentiality Under Article 18 of the General Municipal Law With the Duty to Disclose Under FOIL and the Open Meetings Law / Municipal Lobbying Under the New York State Lobbying Act / Whistleblower Protection / Municipal Attorney-Client Relationship / Inspectors General in Small and Mid-Sized New York Municipalities: A Practical Approach
Municipal Ethics in New York is a valuable reference tool for attorneys and public officials who deal with ethical issues relating to municipal and local laws in their daily practice. This publication includes chapters on conflicts of interest restrictions, including those under Article 18 of the General Municipal Law, misuse of public office, disclosure, how to run a local municipal ethics board, analyzing ethics problems, how to adopt a municipal conflicts of interest law using model legislation, municipal lobbying under the state Lobbying Act, whistleblower protection, and municipal attorney-client relationships, among others.
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Municipal Ethics in New York is a must-have for anyone looking for help navigating the difficult intersection of ethics regulations and local law.
- March 30, 2016
- 463 pages