Aug 24, 2018

Public Trust, August 2018

Check out the latest edition of the Public Ethics Commission’s newsletter Public Trust
May 15, 2018

Expanding Political Participation Survey

Take a survey to weigh in on how we can change Oakland’s campaign process to a system where residents can more easily participate and leverage their individual power in campaigns for City elective office.


Whitney Barazoto

Executive Director

Whitney Barazoto joined the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission as Executive Director in April 2012, with over 15 years of public service experience focused on enhancing government integrity – from ethics to efficiency – at state and local levels. During her tenure in Oakland, Ms. Barazoto has spearheaded key projects such as the Commission’s Toward Collaborative Transparency review and vision, the drafting of the City’s newly adopted Government Ethics Act which expanded the Commission’s authority to enforce ethics laws, and the creation of, a web application visualizing campaign finance data developed in partnership with the City’s OpenOakland (Code for America) brigade. She also led the Commission’s efforts to expand its staffing, resources, authority, and independence, now codified in the newly amended City Charter, as passed by voters on November 4, 2014.

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