TCMA Ethics Committee
December 5, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Members of the committee participating in the call included: TCMA Ethics Committee Chair Karen Daly, Assistant City Manager, Sugar Land; Nick Finan, Executive Director of Management Services/City Secretary, Texas City; Chris Sharp, Assistant City Manager, Canyon; Darron Leiker, City Manager, Wichita Falls; Henry Hill, Deputy City Manager, Frisco; Charles Smith, City Coordinator, White Oak; Ed Broussard, City Manager, Missouri City; Hugh Walker, Deputy City Manager, Bryan; Octavio Garza, Assistant City Engineer, New Braunfels; Mike Perez, City Manager, McAllen; Allen Barnes, City Manager, Gonzales; Valerie Bradley, Director of Housing and Community Services, Mesquite; Kellye Cunningham, Assistant to the City Manager, Burleson; Dion Miller, City Manager, Cleveland; David Morgan, Assistant City Manager, Richardson; Michael Slye, Town Manager, Trophy Club.
Staff: Kim Pendergraff
Karen Daly called the conference call to order at 1:30 p.m. and thanked everyone for participating.
Two ethics cases were reviewed. The committee recommends to the Board that there is no merit to the case concerning (name redacted). The committee recommends to the Board a private sanction in the case concerning (name redacted) for violation of tenets 2 and 3.
Nick gave a report for future online ethics courses. The committee recommends to the Board that the current course be updated in lieu of writing a new course. Kim will contact eStrategies to research cost and resetting the current system so those who have completed the current course will be required to pay for the new, updated course should they choose to complete their ethics training online. Nick, Valerie, Ed, and Hugh will update the current course.
Karen will contact Martha Perego to discuss a Train the Trainers ethics course.
The conference call was adjourned at 2:20 p.m.