Stewart’s Blog: How to Stop Conflicts with Vendors and Campaign Consultants

Stewart’s Blog: How to Stop Conflicts with Vendors and Campaign Consultants

Instead of waiting around for indictments, it is time for local leaders and interested parties to begin to form an outline of what changes are needed to address the ethical challenges that face local government. Without rehashing the ethical lapses over the last several years, the are number of simple changes that would address current […]

Stewart’s Blog: Commissioner, were you on a flight to Las Vegas?

Stewart’s Blog: Commissioner, were you on a flight to Las Vegas?

As our community waits for the next shoe to drop in the investigation by federal authorities of local government actions, it is time for elected officials to answer some basic questions. It is true, that in a court of law everyone is innocent until proven guilty. However, to maintain the credibility of government institutions, public […]

Stewart’s Blog: Elected Officials Working for Non-Profits is a Bad Idea

Stewart’s Blog: Elected Officials Working for Non-Profits is a Bad Idea

Recent developments on the local jobs front shows elected officials gaining employment -while holding elected office – with non-profit organizations. In these jobs, the elected officials are being asked to raise money and keep their board members and financial donors satisfied. This is a really bad idea. And here’s why. Do you remember the Clinton […]