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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), the Election Campaign Control Ordinance (PDF), and the Municipal Lobbying Ordinance (PDF) for the law applicable to these matters. For further information, you may contact the City of San Diego Ethics Commission at