City Code Article 8, Subtitle 4, gives the Ethics Board the authority to issue advisory opinions on the application of the Ethics Code to circumstances described in a written request. The public may review versions of these Opinions that have been redacted to ensure the confidentiality of the parties to the Opinion.

§ 4-4 of the Ethics Code states:

§ 4-4. Reliance on opinion.

Any person subject to this article 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:

(i) overruled by a later opinion of the Ethics Board; or

(ii) superseded by an amendment to the applicable provisions of this article or of the rules and regulations adopted under it.

Opinions Downloads

Ethics Opinon 17-001 (June 7, 2017)

Ethics Opinion 16-001 (February 12, 2016)

Ethics Opinion 14-001 (April 8, 2014)

Ethics Opinion 13-001 (August 13, 2013)

Ethics Opinion 12-001 (December 11, 2012)

November 2011

August 11, 2011

May 10, 2011