Inside San Diego

Stories about City Services, Employees, Residents and Communities

City of San Diego Ethics Commission Explained

City of San Diego's Ethics Commission Explained

The City of San Diego's Ethics Commission is an independent department that does not report to the Mayor or City Council. It is a body of appointed volunteer City officials that monitor, administer and enforce the City's governmental ethics laws. The Commission is also involved with proposing new governmental ethics law reforms, conducting investigations, referring violations to appropriate enforcement agencies, auditing disclosure statements, and advising and educating City officials and the public about governmental ethics laws.