Effective January 1, 2006, state law (AB 1234) requires (among other things)
that local officials that receive compensation, salary, stipends, or expense
reimbursements must receive training in public service ethics laws and
principles every two years. The requirement applies not only to the
governing body of a local agency, but also commissions, committees, boards,
or other local agency bodies, whether permanent or temporary,
decision-making or advisory.
Additional information is available on the web site of California's Fair
Political Practices Commission. This page includes a link (near the
bottom) that will take you to an online training course that you can take in the comfort of
your own home - about two hours!
The Area Agency on Aging Council of California, also known as
the Triple-A Council of California or TACC, represents the 33 Area Agencies on
Aging Advisory Councils.
Funding for TACC is provided through California state tax return
check-off as well as through the California Foundation on Aging. Here's