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2007 Wis Eth Bd 09 - LOCAL OFFICIALS -- DISQUALIFICATION

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The Ethics Board advises:

(1) If a matter before a town board, is reasonably likely to have more than a
      trivial, insignificant, or insubstantial financial effect on a supervisor, then
      the supervisor SHOULD ABSTAIN from discussion, deliberation, and votes
      on that matter.

(2) If a matter before a town board will have no effect or only a trivial,
      insignificant, or insubstantial financial effect on a supervisor, then the
      supervisor SHOULD PARTICIPATE; and

(3) If reasonable people cannot reasonably foresee the effect of a board of
      supervisors’ action on a supervisor’s financial interests or disagree about
      whether the effect will be positive or negative or will be substantial or
      insignificant then the supervisor’s financial interest is too speculative to
      deny the supervisor’s participation in related discussion, deliberation, and
      votes, and the supervisor SHOULD PARTICIPATE UNLESS, in the supervisor’s
      judgment, to do so would undermine public confidence in the decision or
      in government.