Money and Politics: Santa Clara Mayor’s Family Empire
"It's important for those elected officials to recuse themselves and not make any public statements in support of a public policy matter that would impact in any way their business," said John Pelissero, senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
"They have to possess that kind of ethical awareness," Pelissero said. "Because when they fail to protect perceptions of how they're managing the public's interest it can erode trust the public has in that official."
John Pelissero, senior scholar, quoted by San Jose Spotlight.
Jan 3, 2022
San Jose Spotlight