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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
August Board Meeting Cancellation
Jul 26, 2017

The monthly Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 was cancelled by the Board at its July 19, 2017 Board meeting.  The next scheduled Board meeting is Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

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Next Board Meeting - July 19, 2017
Jul 14, 2017

The monthly Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. at 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in Room 18-025.  The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda

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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 6/5/2017
Jun 05, 2017
The Board of Ethics has approved a settlement agreement with Marlena Gordon resolving violations of the City Ethics Code's conflict of interest restrictions.

Press Release and Settlement
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 5/30/2017
May 30, 2017
The Board of Ethics has approved a settlement agreement with Louis Giorla resolving a violation of the City's Ethics Code and an agreement with Manny Morales and Manny Morales for City Council resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law.

Press Release and Settlements
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 4/26/2017
Apr 26, 2017
The Board of Ethics has approved a settlement agreement with the Seth Williams Victory Committee resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 4/20/2017
Apr 20, 2017
The Board of Ethics has approved Settlement Agreements with Teamsters Local 830 and Frank Keel resolving violations of the Philadelphia Lobbying Law.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 3/20/17
Mar 20, 2017
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Local 692 Sprinklerfitters PAC, resolving a violation of the City Campaign Finance Law for the late filing of a Campaign Finance Report with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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ADVISORY ALERT - Upcoming Campaign Finance Reporting Deadlines for Philadelphia's May 16, 2017 Primary Elections for DA & Controller
Mar 17, 2017
Key Points for City Officers and Employees Regarding Gifts
Feb 24, 2017

Board staff have developed two educational documents related to the City gift ordinance: (1) an overview of key points for City officers and employees regarding gifts; and (2) templates of letters a City officer or employee can use when returning gifts and gratuities.

Key Points Regarding Gifts

Template Letters for Returning Gifts and Gratuities

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ADVISORY ALERT - Attribution of Contributions made from Joint Checking Accounts
Feb 21, 2017
Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 1/17/2017
Jan 17, 2017
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams resolving violations by him for (1) failing to disclose gifts and sources of income on his City Statements of Financial Interest and (2) for accepting gifts prohibited by the City's Ethics Code.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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ADVISORY ALERT - Doubling of Campaign Contribution Limits for Philadelphia's District Attorney Election
Jan 09, 2017
Amended Regulation No. 9 (Lobbying) effective as of 1/3/2017
Jan 03, 2017
Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 12/22/2016
Dec 22, 2016
The Board of Ethics has approved a settlement agreement resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for the late filing of campaign finance reports.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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Amended Regulation No. 1 (Campaign Finance) effective as of 12/2/2016
Dec 02, 2016
Ethics Board announces Final Determination and Order in Creamer v Liran Ben Shoshan - Matter #1510ET17
Nov 28, 2016
Campaign Finance Training
Nov 22, 2016
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics and City Commissioners are pleased to jointly offer campaign finance training covering the basic requirements of the State Election Code and Philadelphia's campaign finance law.  The training will also cover the nuts and bolts of how to electronically file campaign finance reports with the Board.

Trainings will be held on the following dates:
December 8, 2016 @ 5:00PM
December 22, 2016 @12:00PM


We will be offering additional training sessions in 2017

If you would like to attend, please fill out and submit the form below. If you have any questions about the training, please contact the Board of Ethics at 215-686-9450.

Campaign Finance Training Registration Form
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Amendments to Board of Ethics Regulation No. 1 (Campaign Finance)
Nov 21, 2016
The Board has approved a Hearing Report for amendments to the Board's Regulation No. 1 on Campaign Finance.  The amended regulation will be effective on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Hearing Report
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Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement - 11/17/2016
Nov 17, 2016

The Board of Ethics has approved a settlement agreement resolving violations of the City's Lobbying Law.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement

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Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement - 11/7/2016
Nov 07, 2016
The Board of Ethics approved a settlement agreement resolving a violation of the Philadelphia Ethics Code's restrictions on offering gifts to City officers and employees.

Press release and Settlement Agreement
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