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The Sacramento City Council established the Sacramento Ethics Commission to review and consider complaints against elected and appointed City officials and to ensure that those officials are conforming their conduct to the City’s laws and policies. The Commission’s organization, powers, and duties are set forth in chapter 2.112 of the Sacramento City Code.

View the Sacramento Ethics Commission Procedures.

View the Sacramento Ethics Commission Complaint Workflow.

Submit a complaint online.

Complaints must identify the specific alleged violations which forms the basis for the complaint and contain sufficient fact to warrant a formal investigation.

The commission has the power and duty to review, investigate, and consider complaints alleging violations of:


In the interest of public accountability and being responsible stewards of public funds, the City has established an enhanced whistleblower hotline. The hotline protects the anonymity of those leaving tips to the extent permitted by law.
The toll-free number and web portal is being launched by the City Auditor's Office through an independent reporting service. The service is available 24/7/365 days per year. Through this service, all phone calls and e-mails will be received anonymously by third party staff.
Whistleblower hotline
Report Online
Call Toll-Free: 888-245-8859


We are happy to assist you. Please contact us via email at:, or by phone at (916) 808-7200.