Everyday Ethics for Local Officials Archive
Auditors can help elected officials and agency managers make sure that public resources are properly used. By conducting periodic audits, local agencies can underscore their commitment to ethics and ensure that any misuse of public resources is detected and investigated.
In 2008, the Fair Political Practices Commission modified the Political Reform Act’s gift rules. One of these changes – the increase in the limit on the annual monetary value of gifts local officials may receive - is very straightforward. Many of the other changes are more complex.