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Attorney General Addresses Conflict of Interest Question Affecting Joint Powers Authorities

by on September 11, 2016

posted in Ethics,

The California Attorney General issued an opinion related to the rights of Joint Powers Authority (JPA) voting members which likely affects all JPAs throughout California.¬† The question arose where a member of the board of directors was required to recuse himself from voting on an issue because of a conflict of interest. The subject of this particular opinion was the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), which is comprised of 26 individual agencies or municipalities. Some of these member agencies¬†are allotted more than one seat on the board of directors. Those agencies, for example the City of Los ... Continue Reading

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