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. The Public Ethics Commission acts as filing officer for financial disclosure statements filed by candidates, political committees, lobbyists, and designated City employees and officials. Disclosure statements are public records and are available for review online.
Use the resources below to follow the money in support or opposition to candidates and local ballot measures.
Use the resources below to see a public directory of Oakland lobbyists as well as reports filed by lobbyists with information about their clients and activities. Lobbyist disclosure reports can help answer questions about who is spending money to influence Oakland public officials and policy.
Ethics rules require the disclosure of a variety of activities by people who participate in City government to prevent conflicts of interest.