The Ethics Commission was established by Los Angeles voters in 1990 to help preserve the public trust and foster public confidence in city government and elections.
- Providing education and advice about how to comply with the laws and why complying is important.
- Processing and providing public access to disclosure statements filed by candidates, committees, officeholders, city officials, lobbying entities, bidders, contractors, and others.
- Conducting audits and confidential enforcement investigations to help ensure compliance.
- Analyzing policy issues, evaluating existing laws, and making legislative recommendations.