News from Ethics Agencies

Last Updated January 6, 2021

Fair Political Practices Commission News

Controller Betty Yee appointed former Assemblywoman Catharine Baker to serve as Commissioner, filling vacancy created by resignation of Allison Hayward. Link to press release

Angela Brereton appointed to serve as Chief of Enforcement. Angela replaces Galena West, who has become the FPPC’s Executive Director. Link to press release

Federal Election Commission News

The Federal Election Commission has elected Commissioner Shana Broussard to serve as Chair and Commissioner Allen Dickerson as Vice Chair for 2021. Commissioners Broussard and Dickerson were sworn in as Commissioners in December, along with Commissioner Sean J. Cooksey. The three were nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2020. Link to press release

Los Angeles City Ethics Commission News

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission unanimously selected David Tristan to serve as the agency’s Executive Director. Mr. Tristan’s appointment will become effective January 18, 2021. Link to press release

City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission News

Beginning December 2020, members of the public have immediate online access to Oakland lobbyist disclosure data. The public lobbyist directory enables users to view and download activity reports through the Oakland Lobbyist Directory.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS has revised Form 1024-A, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(4) to allow electronic filing. Effective January 5, 2021, applications for recognition of exemption submitted on Form 1024-A must be submitted electronically online at The IRS will continue to accept paper version of the Form 1024-A for 90 days. The use fee will remain at $600 for 2021, and payment must be submitted online at the time of filing.