News from Ethics Agencies

Last updated September 6, 2022

Fair Political Practices Commission News

Attorney General Rob Bonta has appointed Dr. José A. Gómez as the newest Commissioner on the Fair Political Practices Commission. Dr. Gómez is the executive vice president and provost at California State University, Los Angeles. He replaces former Commissioner Frank Cardenas, who resigned this year after serving four and a half years in the role.

Federal Election Commission News

The electioneering communications period for the general election begins Friday, September 9 and runs through November 8. Any person who makes electioneering communications that aggregate more than $10,000 for the calendar year during this time period must file a 24-hour notice with the Commission on FEC Form 9.

Los Angeles City Ethics Commission News

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission has welcomed Courtney La Bau to its board. Commissioner La Bau was appointed by City Council President Nury Martinez to a five-year term that will end on June 30, 2027. Additionally, at its meeting on August 17, 2022, the Ethics Commission unanimously elected Jeffery Daar as president and Manjusha Kulkarni as vice president.

City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission News

The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission has appointed Kellie Johnson as the new Executive Director. Ms. Johnson joined the Commission as Enforcement Chief in 2019.

San Francisco Ethics Commission News

The San Francisco Ethics Commission will be hosting interested persons meetings to discuss behested payment regulations. These meetings will be held on September 22 at 3PM and September 27 at 11:30AM. These meetings will be conducted remotely using an online meeting platform. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to and you will be provided with a link to the meeting shortly before the date of the meeting.

San Jose Board of Fair Campaign and Political Practices

The San Jose Board of Fair Campaign and Political Practices will be reviewing campaign guidance updates at its meeting on September 8, 2022. The Board also will be conducting a review of the City’s Municipal Code and discussing proposed campaign finance reforms.

Internal Revenue Service

Beginning August 2022, smaller charities that are eligible and choose to file Form 990-N must sign into the IRS modernized authentication platform using either their active IRS username or create an account with, the current IRS credential service provider. For Form 990-N filing instructions, see Publication 5248, Form 990-N Electronic Filing System User Guide (PDF).