To better guide public servants about ethics requirements, the Ethics Board has the authority to issue advisory opinions on the Ethics Law's application to circumstances described in a written request. See City Code, Article 8, Subtitle 4. The Ethics Board is required to publish these opinions after removing all identifying information of the parties.
Right to Rely on an Advisory Opinion
Any person subject to the Ethics Law is entitled to rely on an advisory opinion of the Ethics Board that: 1) is reasonably applicable to that person’s circumstances; and 2) has not been overruled by a later opinion of the Ethics Board or superceded by later amendments to the Ethics Law or its Regulations. See City Code, Article 8, section 4-4.
Restrictions on Secondary Employment/Board Membership
*New* Ethics Opinion 21-004 (June 28, 2021) - Board Membership Conflict of Interest
*New* Ethics Opinion 21-005 (August 12, 2021) - Service on City's Behalf
Restrictions on Employment After City Service
Conflicts of Interest -- Recusal
Prestige of Office