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The Los Angeles City Charter requires the Ethics Commission to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the City's laws regarding governmental ethics, campaign financing, and lobbying and to make recommendations about the laws to the Mayor and the City Council.

Recent policy issues are noted below. You can also access legislative updates through the Commission's agendas, for more information about issues that are being considered or recommended by the Commission.

You are invited to the next

Interested Persons Meetings

for the Municipal Lobbying Ordinance review

Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
City Hall, Room 1060
Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:25am - 12:00pm
(Precise time & room TBD)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
City Hall, Room 1070

The Ethics Commission is conducting a review of the Municipal Lobbying Ordinance (MLO). As part of this review, we continue to seek input from the public and the regulated communities, and we will be holding three additional interested persons meetings to further facilitate that outreach. The meetings on September 7 and 9 will focus on a general discussion of the MLO, and the meeting on September 13 will focus on input from the nonprofit community.

If you plan to attend any of the meetings, please RSVP to by September 5, 2017. This will help ensure that we can accommodate everyone who would like to participate. The meeting on September 9 is conducted as part of the Congress of Neighborhood Councils, and registration is required for that event.

Your comments are a valuable part of the review process and help the Ethics Commission shape these important laws. If you are unable to attend a meeting, comments can be emailed at any time to You can find the latest recommendations made at the August 15 meeting of the Ethics Commission by clicking here.

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