City Attorney Mike Aguirre sent a memo to Centre City Development Corp. Chairman Fred Maas today outlining the process the agency should follow in cleaning up any projects that may have been tainted by Nancy Graham’s undisclosed income from developers.
The memo, which reads like a law school term paper, outlines the ins and outs of Government Code Section 1090, which forbids officials from having any financial connection to a contract they participate in. The law is fundamentally underpinned by the expectation that government officials must serve the public interest, not their own.
Aguirre said CCDC should use the memorandum as a test for all downtown projects proposed or planned by either The Related Cos. or Lennar Corp., Graham’s business partners.
“Everybody’s got to come forward and make full disclosure of everything they knew,” Aguirre said.