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Use the options above to learn more about how to file a complaint, our enforcement process, and recent enforcement actions.

The Public Ethics Commission has the primary responsibility and power to investigate and enforce violations under the following laws:

GOVERNMENT ETHICS ACT

Provides a comprehensive framework of ethics and conflict of interest rules for public servants.

OAKLAND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT

Encourages limits on campaign spending and seeks to reduce the influence of large contributions on election outcomes.

LIMITED PUBLIC FINANCING ACT

Provides partial public funding to City Council District candidates to promote a fair and equal opportunity to participate in elective and governmental processes.

OAKLAND SUNSHINE ORDINANCE

Promotes access to government documents and timely notice of public meetings.

LOBBYIST REGISTRATION ACT

Requires registration and activity disclosure for individuals and groups that influence public decisions by lobbying City public servants.

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Contact Us

Address

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Rm. 104 

Oakland, CA 94612


Email

ethicscommission@oaklandca.gov

On the Web

Phone Numbers

Phone: (510) 238-3593

Fax: (510) 238-3315

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.