Ethical Standards for Planning and Zoning Boards

Course Overview

The public interest requires that municipal officers be of good moral character and integrity.  Municipal officers should be protected from unwarranted assault on their integrity.  This presentation will help members of planning boards and zoning boards of appeals determine if a conflict of interest exists in certain municipal transactions.  Discussion topics will include Article 18 of the General Municipal Law and its disclosure requirements, common law conflicts and the legal repercussions that follow.

This course is 1 hour in length.

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Disclaimer: The Department of State Division of Local Government Services cannot verify participation in training by viewing these previously recorded webinars. It is up to individual local governing boards to decide if viewing these webinars counts towards the training requirement for members of planning boards and zoning board of appeals under Town Law Sections 267 and 271, Village Law Sections 7-712 and 7-718, and General City Law Sections 27 and 81. Participants should verify with their local governing board or municipal clerk.