1. Where does the authority for the Board of Ethics come from?

Our authority comes first from the State of Connecticut, especially in state statute 1-82a, and also from our Town Charter and Code of Ethics ordinance. Nothing we do can violate either state laws or our Charter or Code. If there’s a conflict, state law comes first.

Our procedure for considering complaint petitions and our bylaws are posted on the Town website under Board of Ethics. Copies of blank complaint petitions and requests for opinions are also on the site.