An Ethical Conversation In Government + Land Use

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Price
Free
Get Started

Ethics, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is defined simply as “a system of accepted rules about behavior, based on what is considered right and wrong.”  Ethics is also referred to as the discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad and morally right and wrong according to Britannica.  

Ethical decision making is akin to the blindfolded figure of Lady Justice – she weighs the evidence impartially, unswayed by the identities, connections or backgrounds of those who stand before her. Just as her scales must remain balanced, so must your judgment as a local official.

Lack of consciously ethical decision making has the potential to be a huge problem in public administration, especially when land use applications and decisions are involved.  Regardless of the role you fulfill, or the official position you hold,  upholding ethics which are centered on integrity, accountability and transparency is critical to reinforcing the public’s trust that their interests, not any specific individual’s, are the pillar in every decision made. 

Special Note: The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has provided funding for this training program from the 1% surcharge on all building permits in the State of Utah.

Ratings and Reviews

0.0
Avg. Rating
0 Ratings
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
What's your experience? We'd love to know!
No Reviews Found!
Show more reviews
What's your experience? We'd love to know!

Login

Register