The Center explores government ethics issues including campaign ethics, conflicts of interest, gifts to officials, transparency, budgeting, and other topics.
What is Government Ethics?
Commentary on Government Ethics
Considering the legal and ethical implications
Should public officials use private Facebook and Twitter accounts to discuss public business?
Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics, comments.
Executive Director Kirk Hanson comments.
Government Ethics Programs
Public Sector Roundtable
This quarterly meeting brings together city and county officials and representatives of special districts to share best practices and explore current issues in government ethics.Learn More
The Center hosts the Government Ethics Academy, which convenes public officials from 11 Bay Area counties to provide required AB1234 ethics training. We also partner with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the University of St. Thomas to present the State Legislative Leaders Summits, offering sessions on ethics in government.Learn More About the Academy