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City of Philadelphia
Board of Ethics
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1504

Phone: (215) 686-9450
Fax: (215) 686-9453
Board of Ethics Resolution in Response to Third Circuit Ruling in Lodge No. 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia
Sep 18, 2014
August 18, 2014 - Amended Regulation 2: Investigations and Enforcement Proceedings is now effective.
Aug 18, 2014
Next Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Jul 24, 2014
The Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. for the purpose of considering the Regulation 2 hearing report.  The meeting will be held at One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor.  Please note that the meeting will be held in Room 18-025.
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Next Board Meeting - September 17, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
The monthly Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.  The meeting is open to the public.

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Draft Amendments to Regulation No. 1 (Campaign Finance)
Jul 07, 2014
At its July 16, 2014 public meeting, the Board of Ethics approved for public comment proposed amendments to Regulation No. 1 (Campaign Finance). The Board has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed amendments for Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The hearing will be held at One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor.

You may also submit written testimony prior to the September 17 hearing by email to Hortencia.Vasquez@phila.gov.
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June 5, 2014 - Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement with City Commissioner Stephanie Singer
Jun 05, 2014
May 28, 2014 - Ethics Board approves publication for public comment of proposed amendments to Regulation No. 2 (Investigations and Enforcement Proceedings)
May 28, 2014
The Board has not scheduled a hearing on the proposed amendment, but a member of the public may request a hearing by sending a request before June 27, 2014 to Lillie Lawrence in the Records Department (lillie.lawrence@phila.gov).

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 2
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May 22, 2014 - Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement with the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), Mark Gleason, PSP's Executive Director, and Michael Wang, PSP's Managing Director
May 22, 2014
Board Approves Resolution Regarding Confidentiality of Administrative Adjudications
May 06, 2014
Resolution (Adopted January 15, 2014)
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** Lobbying Expense Reports Update **
Apr 25, 2014
The Board of Ethics has issued an Advisory Alert to announce that the Expense Report function of the Philadelphia Lobbying Information System (PLIS), the online electronic filing system, will become available at noon on Monday, April 28, 2014, for filing 2014 First Quarter Lobbying Expense Reports.

The Alert further announces that Expense Reports for the first quarter of calendar year 2014 will be due on or before May 28, 2014.

Board of Ethics staff will be available to assist filers with the online Expense Report process. Call the Board at 215-686-9450 for call-in assistance or to make an appointment for in-person help.

Please note that all Expense Reports for the first quarter of calendar year 2014 must be filed electronically, and no paper Expense Reports will be accepted.
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Board Meeting CANCELLED
Apr 16, 2014
NOTICE: Due to an emergency in the building, the monthly Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 16th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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April 2, 2014 - Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement with Philadelphia Phuture PAC
Apr 03, 2014
January 30, 2014 - Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement with the Concerned Irish Americans of Philadelphia PAC
Jan 30, 2014
** Online Lobbying Registration Now Available **
Dec 23, 2013
We are pleased to announce that the online registration system, Philadelphia Lobbying Information System (PLIS), is now available to accept registrations. Please visit our Lobbying page for more information.

Board of Ethics staff is available to provide one-on-one filing assistance with PLIS registration, either by phone or in our office.  Please call the Board at 215-686-9450 to set up an appointment time with our staff.
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Draft Regulation No. 10 (Gifts)
Oct 24, 2013
New Annual Report
Oct 02, 2013
Amendments to Board of Ethics Regulation 1, Campaign Finance
Mar 08, 2013
(Amendments effective March 18, 2013)

The Regulation includes:
  • Contribution Limits
  • Excess Pre-Candidacy Contributions; Excess Post-Candidacy Contributions
  • Date of Acceptance of Contributions with Respect to the Contribution Limits
  • Attributing Contributions Made by Check for the Purpose of the Contribution Limits
  • Retiring Debt
  • Use of Political Committees and Checking Accounts by Candidates
  • Litigation Fund Committees
  • Campaign Finance Disclosures 
  • Coordinated Expenditures
  • Penalties
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Ethics Board Approves New Officers
Dec 20, 2012
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics unanimously voted Michael H. Reed, Esq. to be its new Chair and Judge Phyllis W. Beck (Ret.) to be its new Vice-Chair, at its public meeting on December 19, 2012.

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