2008 Legal Opinions and Advisories

May 19, 2008
An administrator sought advice as to whether off-duty sheriff’s deputies could volunteer to provide security services for a community event and receive free tickets to the event in exchange for their services.  The Ethics Board advised that since the event was sponsored by a quasi- county organization in a county facility and the services were being provided off-duty and on a voluntary basis, that it was not an Ethics Code violation for the deputies to accept tickets to the event in exchange for off-duty volunteer services.
December 12, 2008
An elected official sought advice as to whether it was an Ethics Code violation to have a community, non-profit organization serve as a fiscal agent for an event on safety, an issue important to constituents.  The Ethics Board advised that since the organization did not receive county funding and the official was not signing fundraising letters as an elected official or using county resources for the fundraising event, there was no Ethics Code violation in having the organization act as a fiscal agent for the event.

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