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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
Next Board Meeting - September 21, 2016
Sep 16, 2016

The monthly Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in Room 18-020.  The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda






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Q&A: City Charter Political Activity Restrictions and the 2016 Election Season
Jul 13, 2016

Guidelines for City employees regarding the political activity restrictions and the 2016 Election season.

Q&A Document

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Ethics Board announces Final Determination in Creamer v. Gordon - Matter #1412MU14
May 25, 2016
Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreements - 5/23/16
May 23, 2016
The Board of Ethics approved two Settlement Agreements with City employees resolving violations of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter's restrictions on political activity and political fundraising by City employees.

Press Release and Settlements
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Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement - 5/2/16
May 02, 2016

The Board of Ethics approved a Settlement Agreement with the Latinos United for Political Empowerment (LUPE) PAC, the 7th Ward/Friends of Angel Cruz PAC, the Hon. Angel Cruz, Jose Giral, and Joseph Evangelista, resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law, including:

- making excess in-kind contributions
- making material misstatements in campaign finance reports

Press Release and Settlement

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Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement - 4/26/16
Apr 26, 2016

The Board of Ethics approved a settlement agreement with the Local 692 Sprinklerfitters PAC resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for the late filing of a campaign finance report with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement

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Facts Provided to the Board of Ethics by the Host Committee
Mar 28, 2016
Facts Provided to the Philadelphia Board of Ethics by the  
Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee Regarding Its Volunteer Opportunities 

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Advisory Alert for Employees of City Council
Mar 28, 2016
Guidelines for city council staff regarding political activity restrictions & the democratic national convention

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Advisory Alert for Off-Duty Convention Volunteering
Mar 28, 2016
Guidelines for city employees regarding off-duty volunteering related to the upcoming democratic national convention

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Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreement - 2/18/16
Feb 18, 2016

The Board of Ethics approved a Settlement Agreement with Taubenberger for Philadelphia, resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for making material omissions in campaign finance reports the committee filed with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement

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Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreements - 1/21/16
Jan 21, 2016
The Board of Ethics approved three Settlement Agreements resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law including:

- Late filing of Campaign Finance Reports

Press Release and Settlements
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ADVISORY ALERT - Quadrennial Adjustment of Contribution Limits
Jan 11, 2016
The Finance Director has certified that as of January 1, 2016 the limits for political contributions made to, or accepted by, a candidate for City elective office or his/her candidate committee have been increased to $3,000 for contributions from an individual and $11,900 for contributions from a person other than an individual (i.e. political committees, partnerships, sole proprietorships, or other forms of business organization).

Advisory Alert
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Ethics Board Announces Settlement with Friends of Blondell Reynolds Brown
Dec 29, 2015
The Board of Ethics approved a Settlement Agreement with Friends of Blondell Reynolds Brown and the Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Laws including:

- Late Filing of Campaign Finance Reports
- Material Ommissions in Campaign Finance Reports
- Use of more than one account to deposit contributions

Press release and Settlement
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Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreements - 12/17/15
Dec 17, 2015
The Board of Ethics approved three Settlement Agreements resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Laws including:

- Late filing of Campaign Finance Reports
- Material Ommissions in Campaign Finance Reports

Press Release and Settlements
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Reappointment of Chair Michael H. Reed, Esq. to the Board of Ethics
Dec 11, 2015
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics is pleased to announce that on December 10, 2015, City Council unanimously approved the reappointment of Chair Michael H. Reed, Esq. to a new five year term on the Board.

Press Release and copy of Council Resolution
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Overview of Post-Employment Restrictions for City Officers and Employees
Nov 13, 2015
Ethics Board Launches Twitter Account
Nov 13, 2015
Ethics Board Announces Settlement Agreements - 10/22/15
Oct 22, 2015
The Board of Ethics approved two Settlement Agreements resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law including:

- Late filing of Campaign Finance Reports
- Material Omissions in Campaign Finance Reports

Press Release and Settlements
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NOTICE: UPCOMING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING DEADLINE
Oct 05, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 is the filing deadline for filing 2015 Cycle 401 (Fourth Tuesday pre-election) campaign finance reports with the Board of Ethics.

Notice
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Ethics Board Releases FY15 Annual Report
Sep 30, 2015