December 13, 2021

Accepting Gifts – A Reminder from the Ethics Board

September 27, 2021

The Board of Ethics is pleased to present its annual report for Fiscal Year 2021, the first since 2014. 

Board of Ethics 2021 Annual Report

August 12, 2021

New Ethics Board opinion examines what qualifies as board/commission service on the City's behalf–an important determination for analyzing potential conflicts of interest.

Ethics Gif

June 28, 2021

New Ethics Board opinion explores restrictions on City employees' secondary employment. Hint: volunteer board memberships count as secondary employment.

Opinion 21-004

In October 2020, Baltimore's Inspector General officially designated full time staff to help the Ethics Board fulfill its important duties.  Click here or below to see what the Board's been up to in this Six Month Review.    

Ethics Board Six Month Review

April 1, 2021

When should a member of City Council refrain from participating in a legislative matter? New Ethics Board advisory opinion examines one scenariowhere the member's secondary employer is involved.

Ethics Opinion 21-003

March 11, 2021

New Ethics Board advisory opinion applies the Ethics Law to certain voting abstention policies of the City's Board of Estimates.

Ethics Opinion 21-002

February 11, 2021

New Ethics Board advisory opinion clarifies the Ethics Law's restrictions on employment for former City officials and employees.

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December 16, 2020

For the first time in 3+ years, the Ethics Board publishes an advisory opinion, and it involves a gift (just in time for the holidays).

Advisory Opinion 20-001

December 7, 2020

Ethical Gift Guide and Gift Acceptance Quiz outline Ethics Law gift acceptance provisions.

'Tis the Season for (Ethical) Gifts