The City Ethics Commission has cleared Mayor Kirk Caldwell of any ethical or legal violations.  The decision was announced Friday, following an investigation over the funding and activities of the Mayoral Transition Committee, which is an independent, non-profit, organization formed by supporters of the Mayor.  Caldwell said "I am gratified that the Commission found that I did nothing wrong while transitioning into the office of the Mayor. Frankly, I was surprised that there was even an investigation to begin with, as the Mayoral Transition Committee followed the traditional practices used by our mayors and governors for as long any of us can remember."  The Ethics Commission recommended clearer guidelines for organizations like this in the future.