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County Counsel John Sansone e-mailed to explain why he was looking for Supervisor Pam Slater-Price’s statement of economic interests. (We reported in a Monday story that Sansone was among the 33 people who had sought the forms since January 2006.)

Sansone wanted to clarify that he wasn’t singling Slater-Price out. He wrote:

As the County Counsel, it is important that I am aware of the information that is included in each Board member’s publicly filed Statement of Economic Interests. This information assists me to provide a higher level of legal service if and when issues arise concerning a Board member’s prospective participation on an agenda item in a meeting of the Board of Supervisors, and whether such item gives rise to a financial conflict of interest. … I had absolutely no reason to obtain Supervisor Slater-Price’s economic statement other than to follow my routine practice of acquiring all the economic statements filed by all members of the Board of Supervisors.

ROB DAVIS

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