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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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