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  1. It was moved today in a motion by my board... that I should recuse my duties as secretary and then leave the meeting concerning personal conflict of interest. My son-in-law is currently our Executive Director and I usually abstain from voting when issues about his job arise. However the Personnel committee on their own without board approval fired my son-in-law so we were currently figuring out how to proceed in a legal way with the board approval. Currently I'm acting Secretary of a Board of Directors for a non-profit organization. I have Robert's Rules here with me but can't find anything on this subject of recusal. Could they not have just asked me to leave? Instead of making a formal motion and asking everyone to vote? I still represent the membership in my area... so was their voice not counted in this matter of policy and procedure? I'm totally not hurt about having the afternoon off instead of working through the afternoon in another meeting. I just want to know what the procedure is.
  2. I just went through a planning commission public hearing and the vice chair recused himself. He then was allowed to present the Special Use permit to his own commission for approval. His client was the developer that will construct the 17 acre complex. There was no disclosure of the conflict. The City attorney said that if he is recused he becomes an ordinary citizen and can perform as a project engineer and do the presentation. What are your thoughts on this? I can’t believe it happened!
  3. If a voting board member recuses themselves due to conflict of interest, is it necessary for them to disclose the specific nature of their conflict?
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