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Ethics Commission

The Sacramento Ethics Commission was established in March 2017 when the City Council adopted a Code of Ethics and a Sunshine Ordinance to create a good-governance framework that paves the way for a robust education, training, and monitoring program to ensure compliance with the City’s ethics laws and policies.
The Commission collaborates with the City Clerk to review the City’s ethics laws and policies, identifying opportunities to improve government ethics and transparency, and evaluating areas where the Commission can recommend meaningful policy changes. Additionally, the Commission assists in developing training programs relating to ethics, conflicts of interest, and lobbying rules for individuals and groups under the Commission’s jurisdiction. 

The Commission may review and consider complaints against elected and appointed city officials, and will ensure that those city officials are conforming their conduct to the City’s laws and policies. The following code sections fall under the purview of the Commission: 

2020 Ethics Commission Meeting Calendar

Procedural Documents:

File an Ethics Complaint

Code of Ethics

In accordance with California Government Code section 53234 (also referred to as AB 1234), all City of Sacramento elected officials and appointed board and commission members are required to take two hours of State approved local ethics training. 

View Ethics Training Certification Status for Elected Officials

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