Friday, December 10, 2010

Elected officials ignore public trust at own peril

Gwen Brown has performed another public service.

The former Manatee County commissioner probably won’t see it that way, of course, and that’s understandable.

Getting taken to task by the Florida Commission on Ethics stings.

Yet it is a lesson, rendered by Brown, a State College of Florida adjunct professor, for some of our town’s newly elected public officials.

Do not conduct private business on the public’s dime.

Take heed, Jim Boyd and Greg Steube, as you settle into the Florida House of Representatives.

That goes, too, for our new county commissioners, Michael Gallen and Robin DiSabatino.

Read more in Sunday's Mannix About Manatee.

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