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Meeting Name: ETHICS BOARD Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/27/2018 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Room 303, City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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   1. Roll call and approval of the minutes from the previous meeting.

Minutes note: The meeting convened at 10:05 AM Individual also present: ACA Peter Block Ms. Hintz moved approval of the minutes, seconded by Mr. Shelledy. (Prevailed 5-0)
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   2. The Board may convene into closed session to hear disciplinary matters and related information pursuant to s. 19.85(1)(b) and/or (f), Wis. Stats., and to consider and render confidential advice pursuant to s. 19.85(1)(h), Wis. Stats.

Minutes note: Mr. Kalscheur moved to convene in to closed session, seconded by Mr. Shelledy. There were no objections. The Board convened in to closed session at 10:44 AM.
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   3. The Board may then convene into open session as authorized by s. 19.85(2), Wis. Stats.

Minutes note: The Board reconvened in to open session at 10:58 AM. Ms. Wacker stated the Board discussed 2 requests for confidential opinions, 1 that did not meet the jurisdiction requirements, and the other did not meet the monetary requirements. Both requestors will receive written responses.
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   4. Review of Section 303-15-2 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances

Minutes note: Atty. Block stated this part of the Ethics Code should be changed regarding residency requirements for the staff assistant, because the residency requirement is in violation of Wisconsin State Statutes. Mr. Kalscheur stated the Public Policy Forum is now the Wisconsin Policy Forum. Ms. Wacker stated it is the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, not Milwaukee County Labor Council. There was discussion as to whether members of the Board must be residents of the city of Milwaukee. Atty. Block stated he is looking in to the ability to remove board members and commissioners who do not submit their statements of economic interest. Ms. Wacker stated years ago the Board looked in to that and were told they could not remove board members or commisioners.
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   5. Report from staff assistant relating to office activities of the previous month.

Minutes note: Atty. Block stated citations have been issued for people who have still not submitted their statements of economic interest. He added that 1 citation was issued in error because that person is no longer on the board and their citation was dismissed and removed from the Municipal Court records. Ms. Kuether-Steele stated 3 people submitted their forms after they received the citation. She stated 1 reponse to request for confidential opinion was sent out, and 2 requests for confidential opinion were received. She stated the Y footnote review letter will go out to department heads next week.
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   6. Review newly filed Statement of Economic Interest Forms for clarity and completeness.

Minutes note: The Board approved the statements of economic interests for Molly King, Matthew Kowalski, Matthew O'Neill, and Ronald Roberts.
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   7. Set next meeting date(s).

Minutes note: The next meeting date was set for December 18th at 10 AM. The meeting adjourned at 11:05 AM Molly Kuether-Steele Staff Assistant
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