Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Accountable government starts here

San Franciscans deserve to be confident that the operations of the City and County and the decisions its officials make are fair, just, and made without any regard to private or personal gain. Accountable government starts with public disclosure filings that help officials detect and avoid possible conflicts of interests.

City officials and designated employees of the City & County of San Francisco are required to disclose personal assets, income, and gifts that pose a potential conflict of interest when participating in government decisions. In addition, officials and employees – including members of City Boards and Commissions – are subject to state and local laws requiring ethics and sunshine training.

To promote transparency about interests that seek to influence City decision makers, City laws also require regular public disclosure reporting by lobbyists, campaign consultants, major developers, and permit consultants.

These disclosures are available for public review on the Ethics Commission’s web site.  Follow the links below to use the Ethics Commission’s tools to view and search disclosed information.

All disclosure filers should make sure their required disclosures are complete, accurate, and timely by reviewing the Ethics Commission’s online compliance resources or contacting Ethics Commission staff for guidance and advice.

Holding public officials accountable requires all of us to play a part.  If you suspect a violation of the City’s ethics, campaign finance, or lobbyist laws have occurred, we encourage you to file a complaint with the Ethics Commission. All complaints are treated confidentially. If you are unsure if the Ethics Commission is the appropriate agency to file your complaint, speak to an investigator by calling 415-252-3100.

City law also provides protection against whistleblower retaliation for City officers, employees, contractors, and employees of contractors for engaging in protected whistleblower activity. If you suspect that you have been retaliated against for reporting improper government activity we urge you to contact the Ethics Commission.

City Officer Disclosure Filings

Statement of Economic Interests

View publicly disclosed personal assets and income of City officials participating in government decisions.

View Statements

Sunshine & Ethics Training Certificates

View which city officials have received Sunshine Ordinance training and ethics training.

View Statements

Payments Made at the Behest of an Elected Officer

View payments made at the behest of an elected officer that are not deemed a campaign contribution.

View Behested Payments

Gifts of Travel

View gifts of transportation, lodging, or subsistence for out-of-state travel provided by third-parties to elected officials.

View Statements

Notification of Recusal

View notification of recusal filings by commissioners who have a conflict of interest arising from pending matters.

View Filings

Other Public Disclosure Filings

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