Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mayor Gray to announce ethics board nominees June 5

One item on the mayor's to-do list today is to announce his nominees to the new ethics board.   The media release:
Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Announce Nominees to Board of Ethics and Government Accountability
New Panel Charged with Investigating Allegations of Ethics Violations by District Officials

WHAT/WHO:   Mayor Vincent. C. Gray will announce his nominees to the new Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) in a press briefing. The new members, including the Mayor’s nominee for the board’s chair, will also speak.

WHEN:   Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:   John A. Wilson Building, Mayor’s Press Briefing Room (Room G-9), 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

BACKGROUND:   BEGA, created by legislation that the D.C. Council passed in January, is responsible for investigating alleged violations of ethics laws by District government employees and public officials. In addition, the board will issue new rules and regulations regarding the ethical conduct of employees and public officials and conduct mandatory training on the D.C. government’s Code of Conduct. The legislation that created BEGA dictates that it will consist of three members, no more than two of whom may come from the same political party. Members will be appointed by the Mayor to serve for six-year terms (except for the initial appointees, who will serve staggered terms). Nominees to the panel must be confirmed by the Council.

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