To comply with the reform act, the benefit committee for Riverside County should review staff responsibilities to ensure that its conflict code requires all individuals participating in or making governmental decisions to disclose reportable interests.
In response to recommendation #14 of State Auditor's report (2013-036), the Community Benefit Committee reviewed staff responsibilities to ensure that its Conflict Code required all individuals participating in or making governmental decisions to disclose reportable interests and determined the Code should be revised to include Counsel and staff.
On September 4, 2014, evidence was provided to the State Auditor of the Community Benefit Committee's adoption of the revised Conflict of Interest Code during their meeting of May 28, 2014. In addition, as the Code reviewing body, the item has been scheduled for consideration (of approval) by the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on September 9, 2014.
Riverside County's benefit committee County provided us with its updated Conflict of Interest code which confirms the revision noted in its response.
The conflict code has been updated to include benefit committee staff and counsel to the list of required filers. It will be presented for adoption by the benefit committee at their next meeting on May 28, 2014.
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