Ethics Complaints and Enforcement

The Ethics Board is authorized to investigate potential violations of the Ethics Law and issue sanctions, where appropriate.  The Ethics Law establishes the process that must be followed when an Ethics complaint is filed.  The flowchart below depicts the basic process and possible outcomes. 

The flowchart is provided for information purposes only.  For more detailed information about the Ethics Board's complaint and enforcement process, please refer to Title 5 of Article 8 of the City Code, and/or contact Board staff.    


Complaint Process Flowchart