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Public trust requires City officials and staff put loyalty to Oakland residents, the law, and ethical principles above private gain. State and local disclosure laws are one tool to prevent conflicts of interest with City officials' public duties by shining light on their personal interests. These rules require the disclosure of a variety of activities by people who participate in City government, such as elected officials, City staff, lobbyists, contractors doing business with the City, and candidates running for local office. Because disclosure forms and data are found in a number of different locations and formats, we maintain links to ethics and political spending information related to Oakland public officials here.