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Ethics Commission

The charge of the City of Sacramento Ethics Commission (Commission) is to review and consider complaints against elected and appointed City officials to ensure those City officials are conforming their conduct to the City’s laws and policies. A complaint filed with the Commission may be investigated only if the complaint identifies the specific alleged violation which forms the basis for the complaint and contains sufficient facts to warrant a formal investigation.

The authority of the Commission extends only to city elected officials, candidates for City elected office, independent expenditure committees, members of boards and commissions, the City Manager, the City Clerk, the City Attorney, the City Treasurer, the City Auditor, the Independent Budget Analyst, and the Public Safety Accountability Officer.

The Commission consists of five members. Members of the Commission shall be nominated by the Personnel and Public Employees Committee and appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of a majority of the City Council.

2019 Ethics Commission Calendar

Procedural Documents:

Ethics Commission Operating Policies
Complaint Intake & Independent Evaluator Investigation Procedures
Administrative Hearing Procedures
Settlement Procedures
Penalty Guidelines

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