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Oakland - California

Public Ethics Commission

The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission was established in November, 1996.

The mission of the Public Ethics Commission is to promote the highest confidence in the ethics of the government of the City of Oakland. We help ensure that government works the way it's supposed to -- that its people are treated fairly, with honesty and integrity. We do this by:

  • Informing people about their rights to obtain information about Oakland City government;
  • Creating easier access to information and meetings of public bodies in the City;
  • Educating City officials, employees, Board and Commission members, and candidates for elected office about ethics laws;
  • Investigating complaints about possible violations of ethics laws;
  • Recommending changes in laws to promote ethical government; and
  • Setting the standard, by example, for ethical conduct.

To Contact the Commission:

Telephone: (510) 238-3593
Fax: (510) 238-3315
E-mail: [email protected]

   City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission
   City of Oakland
   One Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor
   Oakland, CA 94612