FY 2022-23 Adopted Policy Budget
PUBLIC ETHICS COMMISSION
The Public Ethics Commission (PEC) ensures compliance with government ethics, campaign finance, transparency, and lobbyist registration laws that aim to promote fairness, openness, honesty, and integrity in City government.
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SERVICE IMPACTS &
Trustworthy and Responsible Government
- Add $40.000 for contracting and Administrative Hearing officers.
- Equity Consideration: Administrative hearings are an important stage of the Commission’s enforcement process in which Oaklanders – many of whom lack power in our political system – can submit complaints of potential ethics or campaign finance violations to the Commission which then investigates and can hold violators accountable. Often these matters proceed all the way through an administrative hearing, like a trial, to assess the factual evidence, determine whether a violation occurred, and assign a proposed penalty.