Philadelphia Board of Ethics
Anthony Clark — one of three officials who oversee Philadelphia elections — has reached a settlement agreement with the city’s Board of Ethics in a matter involving his brother, Alex, who works in Anthony Clark’s office as a trades helper.
An attorney for the “Williams for Mayor” campaign says they disagree with the rules and how they were applied, but think a settlement was prudent.
Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.
Orie Fiebush, according the Ethics Board, has put more than $250,000 of his own money into his campaign, and by law that triggers a doubling of contribution limits on other candidates.
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics and a political action committee linked to Local 98 of the Electrical Workers’ union have settled up on a 2013 investigation into campaign finance reporting violations. A spokesman for the union says it ‘was so insignificant it’s not worth commenting on.’
Not only is the city’s 50-year-old law currently covering such gifts quite vague, but it fails to set specific limits on the value of gifts that city workers can accept.
The Ethics Board, saying it is required by law to do so, posted an opinion that Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s attorney says was clearly referring to her.
John McDaniel, longtime associate and former campaign manager of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $100,000 from her 2011 campaign.
The former campaign manager for beleaguered Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has pleaded guilty to stealing about $100,000 from her campaign/political committee account.
Ethics board executive director Shane Creamer says these include reporting violations, excess contributions received by her campaign committee, and improper handling of contributions.
Mayor Nutter went to the convention in Charlotte, NC with three police officers for security and two aides in tow. The administration puts the cost to taxpayers at just under $7,400.
Two employees of Councilwoman Donna Miller were fined by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics for using time and materials on the job for campaign activities.
It was originally supposed to go into effect last July, but has yet to be implemented as city officials try to make adjustments to it.
The Philadelphia Bar Association has decided to withdraw its lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia — at least for now — over a new law regulating lobbyists.
Staffers from the Philadelphia Board of Ethics spent a few hours inside the third-floor City Hall office of Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, carting away computers and boxes.