Oregon Government Ethics Commission dismisses charge against Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard

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Ethics Complain Dismissed against Commissioner Jim Bernard

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission on Friday unanimously dismissed an ethics complaint alleging a conflict of interest by Clackamas County Jim Bernard involving the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project.

The ethics complaint filed last March alleged that Commissioner Bernard faced a conflict of interest because he was slated to receive payments for relocating a portion of his business to accommodate the project. TriMet subsequently indicated that the documentation was erroneous and that no property owned by Commissioner Bernard would be taken as part for right-away space.

The ethics commission opened a review June 1 and issued a report preliminary Aug. 29 indicating that no violation occurred and recommending dismissal of the charge