News from Ethics Agencies

By Sarah Lang

Last Updated 09/19/2019

Fair Political Practices Commission News

Effective September 19, 2019, the public will be able to participate in meetings of the Fair Political Practices Commission by commenting or asking questions remotely without having to attending meetings in person in Sacramento. The Commission will post the link to the “public participation portal” near the top of each agenda posted on its website.

Federal Election Commission News

The Federal Election Commission will be hosting a conference in San Diego at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay on October 29-30, 2019. There, Commissioners and FEC staff will conduct a variety of technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting federal candidates, parties and committees. The early bird discount for this event expires on September 27, 2019. Link to conference details

Los Angeles City Ethics Commission News

At its meeting in August, the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission re-elected Melinda Murray as president and Andrea Sheridan Ordin as vice president of the Commission. Link to news release

Oakland Public Ethics Commission News

The Public Ethics Commission for the City of Oakland is seeking to fill two seat on the seven-member volunteer citizen board. The new positions begin January 2020, and applicants must apply by Friday, October 25, 2019. Applicants also must attend at least one Public Ethics meeting prior to appointment. Link to more information

San Francisco Ethics Commission News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously improved an increase to the public financing rate for local elections, which could become effective for 2020 elections if signed by Mayor London Breed. Under the proposal, it would triple the amount of public financing and lower the individual contribution cap to $150. Link to news story