Posts Tagged ‘ ethics ’

Several Shades of Charter: Cecil County Commish Fade Out, Exec-elect Moore Weighs In–Sort of

November 20, 2012

News Analysis It was the virtual swan song of the Cecil County Commissioners Tuesday, at their last full-scale business meeting before the transition to Charter government that begins on 12/3/12, but there were also several shades of the Charter ahead—including a proposal for a highly-compensated Council “manager” and complaints by some members of the...
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Cecil County Commish Name Two Ethics Panel Members with ‘Secret’ Resumes; Panel Supports Broomell Revisions to Ethics Code

July 19, 2012

SHH—don’t tell anyone. The Cecil County Commissioners named two new members to the county’s Ethics Commission on Tuesday, but their applications seeking appointment, listing their resumes and why they wanted the post, are a secret. For months, the commish have been having closed door meetings to discuss various appointments to boards and commissions, which...
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Falcioni, New Broomell Appointee to Cecil County Ethics Panel, to be Chair After Two Members Resign

May 21, 2012

A Cecil Times Special Report Valerie Falcioni, a new Cecil County Ethics Commission member appointed last December, is slated to take over the chairmanship of the panel this week, after two long-term members resigned recently. The three remaining members of the five-seat panel were all appointed last December. Falcioni is a longtime friend of...
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CECIL CHATTER: State Flunks “Integrity” Test; Smigiel Abstains on Pay Boost

March 19, 2012

Maryland Gets D Minus Grade on “Integrity” Report Card Anyone with short, or long, memories of political scandals in Maryland knows that the state has a long and sordid history of corrupt elected officials. But a new study finds the state’s laws, regulations and access to public information contribute to a climate of ethical...
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Cecil County Commish OK Broomell Bid to Give New Ethics Panel Members’ Priority

March 13, 2012

The Cecil County Commissioners endorsed, by the usual Three Amigos majority vote Tuesday, a proposal by Commissioner Diana Broomell (R-4) to give longer terms of service to three new members of the county Ethics Commission, in a do-over of a vote taken months ago. The action amounted to yet another “do-over” of a previous...
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