Miami Mayor Suarez’s big VIP Weekend was Worth $30K. And he Still Won’t say who Paid
Even assuming no laws are broken, John Pelissero, senior scholar in government ethics at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, cautioned against accepting free admission from a hospitality group with something to gain from the mayor. “Even if the mayor discloses the gifts, and the mayor is following all the legal rules, he’s still leaving the perception that he’s using his position as mayor to benefit personally,” Pelissero said.
John Pelissero, senior scholar, government ethics, quoted by the Miami Herald.