The Public Ethics Commission (PEC) investigates violations of laws related to campaign finance, lobbyist registration, public records, open meetings, and government ethics laws. The Commission conducts investigations, holds public hearings, issues subpoenas, and imposes fines and penalties as provided for by ordinance. City ordinances give the Commission the authority to impose penalties for violations of ethics laws, campaign finance laws, and lobbyist registration requirements. The Commission also can mediate or recommend “cure and correction” for violations of public records and open meetings laws, respectively.
Public Ethics Commission Enforcement Actions
The table below summarizes enforcement cases closed by the Public Ethics Commission.