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Disclaimer: These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are presented for general guidance only. They do not provide specific advice about a particular set of facts, and may not be relied upon as a defense to a complaint alleging a violation of governmental ethics laws. Please refer to the City of San Diego Ethics Ordinance (PDF: 76K), the Election Campaign Control Ordinance (PDF: 110K), and the Municipal Lobbying Ordinance (PDF: 157K) for the law applicable to these matters. For further information, you may contact the City of San Diego Ethics Commission at