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POLICY 

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.

Municipal Lobbying Ordinance

The Ethics Commission will be reviewing the City's lobbying laws in 2016. The Municipal Lobbying Ordinance (MLO) regulates registration, conduct, and disclosure by persons who lobby the City. The City's lobbying laws are essential to identifying those who are attempting to influence City government and to helping preserve the transparency and integrity of City elections.

The current MLO can be found on the laws page. We would like to hear about your experiences with the lobbying laws, as well as your perspectives on ways to improve them. Please click on the first link below to submit your comments.

 
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