Position Papers

Attorney General Becerra’s actions threaten community’s hospitals

BY ANN RAVEL AND WILLIAM HIGHLANDER SPECIAL TO THE SACRAMENTO BEE Hospitals are, literally, the life blood of a community. Local hospitals provide essential, life-saving emergency care, as well as care for people of little means who can’t afford to travel long distances for medical assistance. Yet California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is actively threatening medical and […]

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Upgrade

On behalf of the residents, taxpayers and patients in Santa Clara County, our organization is calling on you to take responsibility and accountability for the construction debacle at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. We are the Silicon Valley Ethics Roundtable, a diverse group of involved citizens with backgrounds in business, non-profits, and government. We volunteer […]

San Jose Police Academy graduates leave for Greener Pastures

There is a major ethical issue regarding San Jose Police Academy graduates being advised by their union officials to consider leaving the San police department after completing their training. The training is reported to cost San Jose approximately $140,000 per graduate. At present there is a significant concern regarding public safety in San Jose. But, […]

Presidential Ethics—Seven Principles

Does Ideology, justify Lying, and Unethical Behavior In thinking about Presidential Ethics I found generic list of 7 principles (Ref:attached article by Ed Perley, VocExile/Presidential Ethics) which I believe would be an acceptable list for any President to be measured against whether he or she be Republican or Democrat. In thinking of last 5 years […]

A call for an ethical campaign

As members of the Silicon Valley Ethics Roundtable, we have been watching with more than passing interest the conduct and the outcome of the Special Election recently held to fill the vacant District 2 seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. As expected, that election resulted in the need for a runoff election […]

Benghazi Whistleblower Cover-Up

A Personal Opinion by Bob Shephard The Benghazi Congressional Whistleblower hearings this week illustrate unethical actions on the part of the White House and State Department to politicize the tragic death of four American heroes. The hearings clearly demonstrated that President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton lied to the American public in three […]