Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bobo ethics complaint dismissed

The ethics complaint against Liz Bobo was dismissed by the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics. CA is considered a private homeowner’s association by the committee, so according to the committee there is no ethical problem with Bobo using a taxpayer provided resource (her official delegate e-mail address) to stump for whoever she wants for the CA board.

I am not an attorney and I don’t know the relevant ethics rules, but from a common sense standpoint the dismissal of the ethics complaint on those grounds seems a little absurd. Can Bobo or any other delegate use their official e-mail address and/or letterhead to advocate for a board member of Black and Decker or any other private corporation? According to the ethics committee, I guess so.

I would not expect this matter to end here, so stay tuned. I’m not Raj Thomas, but that’s what’s happening.


Anonymous said...

Just because it was dismissed, doesn't make it right.