BEGA Public Meeting
The District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government Accountability will hold a public meeting. A draft agenda for this meeting will be posted two to four days in advance. A final meeting agenda will be posted on the Board’s website at bega.dc.gov.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Questions about the meeting may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
***In the event of a District government shut-down on October 3, 2013, this meeting will be cancelled and agenda items will be discussed at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on November 7, 2013.***
I. Call to Order
II. Ascertainment of Quorum
III. Adoption of the Agenda
IV. Acknowledgment of Adoption of the Minutes of the September 4, 2013, meeting.
V. Report by the Director of Open Government
VI. Report by the Director of Government Ethics
a. Update on Status of Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Operations – Recap of previous month’s activities (statistics)
b. Publication and Reporting Obligations
i. Attended by staff
ii. Conducted by staff
d. Advisory Opinions
e. Lobbyist waiver requests
f. Update on electronic lobbyist registrations and electronic fee payments
g. FDS filers
h. Budget Matters
i. Best Practices Symposium at 6 pm
j. Increasing Hotline Use
k. Hearing on BEGA legislation scheduled for October 7, 2013
l. Non-Confidential Investigations
i. Larry Hicks - - Hearing held
ii. Steven Allen - - Hearing held
iii. Michael A. Brown - - Second request for extension for response to Notice of Violation
iv. Moten - - FDS hearing scheduled for October 17, 2013
v. Vincent Orange – Ethics Training held on September 27, 2013. Can apply for expungement on November 1, 2013.
vi. Marion Barry - - scheduled to make next payment on October 11, 2013.
vii. Payments on all other fines are up-to-date
VII. Opportunity for Public Comment
VIII. Executive Session (non-public) to Discuss Ongoing, Confidential Preliminary Investigations pursuant to DC Official Code § 2-575(b)(14), to deliberate on a decision in which the Ethics Board will exercise quasi-judicial functions pursuant to DC Official Code § 2-575(b)(13), and Personnel matters pursuant to DC Official Code § 2-575(b)(10).
IX. Resumption of Public Meeting
a. Discussion of any remaining public items
b. Opportunity for Public Comment
** Final Meeting Minutes to be Adopted by the Board and Posted by Oct. 3, 2013