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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 CANCELLED
Jul 24, 2019
The meeting of the Philadelphia Board of Ethics that was previously scheduled on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. has been cancelled.  The next meeting of the Board of Ethics will be Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1 p.m.
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 7/23/2019
Jul 23, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Campaign to Elect Hena Veit and Salvatore Adamo resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for making material omissions and misstatements in a campaign finance report filed with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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Next Board Meeting - July 22, 2019
Jul 17, 2019

The Board of Ethics will have a Public Hearing beginning at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in Room 18-020.  The subject of the hearing will be proposed amendments to Board Regulation No.8, Political Activity.

The Board will conduct it's regular monthly Board meeting after the hearing.

Proposed amendments to Regulation No. 8  

Agenda for July 22, 2019 Board Meeting

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Attorney Position Opening - Seeking Staff Attorney
Jul 01, 2019
The Board of Ethics is seeking a highly motivated attorney with a commitment to promoting integrity in government to serve as a Staff Attorney.  Details are in the position description below:

Staff Attorney Position Description
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - Amendments to Regulation No.8 (Political Activity)
Jun 21, 2019
The Board of Ethics has voted to approve for public comment proposed amendments to Regulation No.8 (Political Activity).

The Hearing is scheduled to be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1:00pm at One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch St., 18th Floor.

Proposed Amendments to Regulation No.8 (Political Activity)
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Updated Lobbying FAQs
Jun 13, 2019

The Board has released updated Frequently Asked Questions about Lobbying. 

Lobbying FAQs

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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 5/16/19
May 16, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved two Settlement Agreements:

Desiree Bell: Resolving three violations of the City's conflict of interest restrictions for making and directing $19,807.23 in purchases for her personal benefit from accounts held by the Fund for Philadelphia, Inc.

Friends of Rochelle Bilal and Shirley Jordan (Treasurer): Resolving a violation of the City's campaign finance law for making a material omission in a campaign finance report filed with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements
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ADVISORY ALERT - Recent Amendment to Philadelphia's Campaign Finance Law
May 01, 2019
Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 4/18/2019
Apr 18, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Kahlil for Philly and Vikram Patel resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for making a material omission in a campaign finance report filed with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement
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Update of Guide to Campaign Finance Law
Apr 18, 2019
The Board has released an updated Guide to Complying with Philadelphia's Campaign Finance Law.  Staff has incorporated additional guidance in response to questions we receive about the Law as well as made some stylistic changes with the goal of making the guide more readable and useful.

Guide
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ADVISORY ALERT - Doubling of Campaign Contribution Limits for Philadelphia At-Large Council Races
Apr 17, 2019
Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 3/21/19
Mar 21, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved  a Settlement Agreement with City Council At-Large candidate William J. Heeney resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for making material omissions in a campaign finance report he filed with the Board.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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Training on How to Use Philadelphia's New Campaign Finance System
Mar 18, 2019
The Board of Ethics and Office of City Commissioners are hosting trainings on how to use the City's New Campaign Finance Filing System on the following dates:

- Tues., March 19, 2019, 12:00PM @ Board of Ethics
- Sat., March 23, 2019, 12:00PM @ West Philadelphia High School
- Thurs., March 28, 2019 3:00PM @ Office of City Commissioners
- Sat., April 6, 2019, 12:00PM @ Archbishop Ryan High School

In addition, we will have two walk-in sessions @ Board of Ethics where staff will be available to answer questions and assist in setting up a new account.

- Wed., March 27, 2019, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
- Tues., April 2, 2019, 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Training Registration
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 2/28/2019
Feb 28, 2019

The Board of Ethics has approved three Settlement Agreements:

Lawrence Krasner for District Attorney: Resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for accepting excess in-kind contributions from Real Justice PAC and for failing to disclose those contributions in campaign finance reports filed with the Board.

Real Justice PAC: Resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for making excess in-kind contributions to Lawrence Krasner for District Attorney and for failing to properly disclose those contributions in campaign finance reports filed with the Board.

Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations: Resolving violations of the Philadelphia Lobbying Law for (1) failure to register as a principal and (2) failure to timely file an expense report.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements

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Campaign Finance Training - Jan/Feb 2019
Dec 19, 2018
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics and City Commissioners are pleased to jointly offer campaign finance training covering the basic requirements of Philadelphia's campaign finance law and the State Election Code. The training will also cover the nuts and bolts of how to electronically file campaign finance reports with the Board.

Training will be held on the following dates:
January 17, 2019 @ 12:00PM
January 24, 2019 @ 3:00PM
February 12, 2019 @ 5:00PM
February 27, 2019 @ 12:00PM


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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December Board Meeting CANCELLED
Dec 13, 2018
The monthly Board meeting that had been scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 2018 is cancelled.  It is anticipated that the next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 1pm  in Room18-020 at 1515 Arch Street, 18th floor, Philadelphia, PA. 
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Amendment to Regulation 1 (Campaign Finance) Effective as of December 10, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
On November 28, 2018, the Board of Ethics gave final approval to an update to Regulation No. 1 (Campaign Finance). The new version of the regulation became effective as of December 10, 2018 and it applies from that date forward.  Attached is the Hearing Report approved by the Board and the updated Regulation No. 1.

Hearing Report

Regulation No. 1 (Campaign Finance)

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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 11/29/2018
Nov 29, 2018
The Board of Ethics has approved four Settlement Agreements:

Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors & Samar Jha: resolving violations of the Philadelphia Lobbying Law for (1) the failure by GPAR to register as a principal, (2) the failure by Mr. Jha to register as a lobbyist, and (3) the failure by GPAR to timely file an expense report.

Paris Washington, Sr.: resolving a violation of Philadelphia Home Rule Charter Section 10- 102 as a result of entering into a contract to supply notary services to the Sheriff’s Office.

Patrick Jones: resolving violations of the political fundraising restrictions of Philadelphia Home Rule Charter Section 10-107(3) for (1) being involved in the fundraising activities of a political committee and, (2) creating fundraising fliers for City, congressional, and judicial candidates.

Verna Brown-Tyner: resolving three violations of Philadelphia Code Section 20-602 arising from Ms. Brown-Tyner’s representation of a non-profit in transactions involving the City.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements
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Campaign Finance Training - Nov/Dec 2018
Nov 01, 2018
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics and City Commissioners are pleased to jointly offer campaign finance training covering the basic requirements of Philadelphia's campaign finance law and the State Election Code. The training will also cover the nuts and bolts of how to electronically file campaign finance reports with the Board.

Training will be held on the following dates:
November 27, 2018 @ 12:00PM
November 29, 2018 @ 3:00PM
December 18, 2018 @ 5:00PM
December 20, 2018 @ 1:00PM


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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Attorney Position Opening - Seeking Associate General Counsel
Oct 11, 2018
The Board of Ethics is seeking a senior-level attorney for an Associate General Counsel position.  Details are in the position description below:

Associate General Counsel Position Description
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