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[RATIFIED] Government Transparency, Accountability, and Oversight Ordinance

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Government Transparency, Accountability, and Oversight Ordinance

 

Passed by the Los Santos County Government of the State of San Andreas, at the fourth quarter held in the County of Los Santos on Monday, the twelveth day of December, two thousand and sixteen.


Chapter I—Foreword

 

Sec. 101Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this law and all references to this law, an Bureau of County Affairs member is defined as a United States citizen who is a member overlooking the Bureau of County Affairs who act on the power invested in them to investigate, 'advise and suggest', hold hearings, and to speak on behalf of the people to voice public concerns regarding the operation of Emergency Services in the County of Los Santos. An individual permanent Board of Supervisors member may appoint one member and the County Commissioner may appoint two members. A maximum of five members may be in the bureau at once.

 

(b) For the purpose of this law and all references to this law, "plain English" is defined as a style of communication that uses easy to understand, plain language with an emphasis on clarity, brevity, and avoidance of overly complex vocabulary. It is clear and straightforward, concise, free of clichés and needless technical jargon.

 

Sec. 103Short Title and Table of Contents.

(a) This act may be cited as the "Transparency and Government Accountability Ordinace".

 

Chapter I—Foreword

Sec. 101—Definitions.

Sec. 102—Short Title and Table of Contents.

 

Chapter II—Bureau of County Affairs

Sec. 201. Affairs Bureau Scope of Power

 

Chapter III—General Provisions

Sec. 301. General Provisions Listings

 

Chapter IV—Minimum Emergency Services Training Standards

Sec. 401. Adequate Training of Law Enforcement Agencies

Sec. 402. Adequate Training of Emergency Services

 

Chapter V—Publications

Sec. 501. Government Publications

 


Chapter II—Bureau of County Affairs

 

Sec. 201— Affairs Bureau Scope of Power

(a) An individual who is a qualified Bureau member may act on behalf of the People, with whom power is invested, to ensure that the Emergency Services of Los Santos are held accountable and operating without bias or discrimination, and to the fullest extent of their abilities to carry out the services they provide as stated in their doctrine. The Bureau ensures that said doctrine is properly taught and followed by said Emergency Services, and ensures policy is in place to prevent adverse outcomes regarding operational situations, report filing and documentation, crime statistics, and the infringement of human and Constitutional rights.
 
(b) An Bureau of County Affairs member may not exceed powers to:
(1) investigate, subpoena, request depositions, analyze and collect information, question, and interview Emergency Services or;
(2) 'advise and suggest' recommendations to be carried out by the heads of the Emergency Services, only the County Commissioner may force such recommendations into play when unjust action is carried out in human or civil rights violations, fiscal irresponsibility, incompetence and mismanagement, or similar violations or;
(3) hold hearings for the Emergency Services or;
(4) speak on behalf of the people to voice public concerns towards the Emergency Services

 


Chapter III—General Provisions

 

Sec. 301— General Provisions Listings

(a) It shall be unlawful for a government agency to own a motor vehicle worth more than $150,000 without the vehicle being insured.

 

(b) A Global Positioning Device specifically for the purpose of tracking vehicles shall be permanently affixed at a discrete location to prevent theft, loss, or the destruction of the vehicle it's affixed to and should be made easily accessible to law enforcement and county government officials.

 

(c) Any person shall not be subject to unreasonable and arbitrary fees from any government department in the County of Los Santos. The fee may be prescribed to reasonably cover the labor and materials from the licensing authority.

 

(d) It shall be unlawful for any government department to be fiscally irresponsible.

 

(e) It shall be unlawful to raise a government wage without having approval from the County Commissioner, or in their absence, the Deputy Commissioner

 


Chapter IV—Minimum Emergency Services Training Standards

 

Sec. 401— Adequate Training of Law Enforcement Agencies

(a) The County of Los Santos shall, by rule, ensure that Emergency Services adopt a program that requires all subordinates, as a condition of continued employment, to receive periodic training and education. The employing agency must document that the continuing training or education is job-related and consistent with the needs of the employing agency. The employing agency must maintain and submit, through the formats approved by the commission, whenever requested. 

 

(b) Any person employed or appointed as a full-time, part-time, or auxiliary law enforcement officer shall:

(1) be at least 19 years of age;

(2) be a citizen of the United States;
(3) be a high school graduate;
(4) not have been convicted of any felony, or received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States;
(5) be of good moral character;
(6) have their fingerprints documented in the employers database;
(7) have passed physical, mental, and emotional exams based on the specifications of the agency;
(8) complete a basic recruit training program for said agency;
(9) have passed a background check;
(10) possess a valid drivers license;
(11) not have used or taken any illicit drugs in the past;
 
(c) Any person employed or appointed as a full-time, part-time, or auxiliary law enforcement officer shall complete the following training:
(1) adequate basic first-aid;
(2) adequate firearm skills;
(3) adequate emergency vehicle operations;
(4) adequate basic law;
(5) adequate ethics and integrity;
(6) adequate investigations/patrol procedures;
(7) adequate health and fitness;
(8) adequate non-lethal weapons;
(9) adequate community policing;
(10) further training as required by the employer for the completion of their duties in a competent manner;
 

Sec. 402— Adequate Training of Emergency Services Agencies

(a) The County of Los Santos shall, by rule, ensure that Emergency Services adopt a program that requires all subordinates, as a condition of continued employment, to receive periodic training and education. The employing agency must document that the continuing training or education is job-related and consistent with the needs of the employing agency. The employing agency must maintain and submit, through the formats approved by the commission, whenever requested. 

 

(b) Any person employed or appointed as a full-time, part-time, or auxiliary emergency services employee shall:

(1) be at least 19 years of age;

(2) be a citizen of the United States;
(3) be a high school graduate;
(4) not have been convicted of any felony, or received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States;
(5) be of good moral character;
(6) have their fingerprints documented in the employers database;
(7) have passed physical, mental, and emotional exams based on the specifications of the agency;
(8) complete a basic recruit training program for said agency;
(9) have passed a background check;
(10) possess a valid drivers license;
(11) not have used or taken any illicit drugs in the past;
 
(c) Any person employed or appointed as a full-time, part-time, or auxiliary emergency services employee shall complete the following training:
(1) adequate basic first-aid;
(2) adequate emergency vehicle operations;
(3) adequate ethics and integrity;
(4) adequate health and fitness;
(5) further training as outlined by the employer;
(6) all equipment training relating to work/PPE;
(7) complex medical stabilization for wounds;
(8) MVA/search and rescues;
(9) further training as required by the employer for the completion of their duties in a competent manner
 

Chapter V—Publications

 

Sec. 501— Government Publications

(a) The County of Los Santos shall maintain an official, searchable government publications website, accessible to all citizens that affirmatively discloses all appropriate information as described in subsections (b). The County shall publish documents in "plain English". The website shall have an easy-to-understand interface and shall be well organized, easy to navigate without tedious plug-in downloads. The County shall post all open meetings, laws, notices about public meetings, committees and boards, minutes of past meetings, a schedule, and meeting agendas for future and past meetings. A budget must also be released with regular audits of the departments under them, also to be published. Exempt from being published are firearm registry and licensing applications. 

 

(b) Any publication listed below shall be published in accordance with subsection Sec. 501, Sub Sec. (b).

(1) budgets and audits;

(2) crime and operation reports from the Sheriff's department and Fire Department;

(3) press release transcripts;

(4) financial expenditures of government;

(5) minutes of meetings from board of supervisors;
(6) government contracts rewarded;

(7) open meeting transcripts;

(8) laws, legislation, requirements or regulation;

(9) notices of public meetings, committees, or boards;

(10) meeting agendas for future or past meetings;

 

 

Chapter V—Publications

 

Sec. 601— Government Publications

(a) Any breach of Sec. 301, Sub Sec. (a), (b), or (c) can be punishable by a fine of $2,000 per offense. The fine may be reoccurring if the agency in question does not comply with the aforementioned sections within two weeks time.

 

(b) Any breach of Sec. 301, Sub Sec. (d) may be punishable by a misdemeanor of no more than four hours and up to a fine of $5,000.

 

Sec. 602— Minimum Emergency Services Training Standards

(a) Failure to comply with Sec. 401 and 402 may be punishable by a fine of up to $50,000. The fine is not reoccurring.

 

Sec. 603— Government Publications

(a) Any breach of Sec. 501 Sub. Sec. (a) or (b) may be punishable by a fine of up to $20,000 per offense. The fine may be reoccurring if the agency in question does not comply with the aforementioned sections within two weeks time.

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