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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 OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Mar 18, 2020

Advisory Concerning COVID19:

Board_of_Ethics_COVID19_Advisory.pdf

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MARCH BOARD MEETING CANCELLED
Mar 13, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Ethics is cancelling its Public Board Meeting that was scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1pm.

The next scheduled Public Board Meeting is on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 1pm.
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Next Board Meeting - March 18, 2020
Mar 06, 2020

The Board's next Public meeting will begin at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in Room 18-020. 

Agenda

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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 2/21/20
Feb 21, 2020
The Board of Ethics has approved five Settlement Agreements:

Friends of Cindy Bass and Traci Nickens: Resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose $16,636.80 in credit card expenditures in campaign finance reports filed with the Board in 2019.

Friends of O'Rourke and Beulah Osueke: Resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose a $11,900 contribution in a 24 Hour contribution report filed with the Board in October, 2019.

Hon. Allan Domb and Allan Domb for City Council: Resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for accepting five excess contributions in 2019 totaling $11,125.

Judy Moore and the Committee to Elect Judy Moore: Resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose debt, as well as numerous contributions and expenditures in reports filed with the Board in 2019.  It also resolves a violation of the single account rule for expenditures Ms. Moore personally made for her campaign and a violation for failing to disclose the expenditures on her candidate campaign finance report filed in 2019.

Liberty City Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club and David Feldman: Resolves violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failure to timely file campaign finance reports in 2015 and 2017.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements
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ADVISORY ALERT: Quadrennial Adjustment of Contribution Limits
Feb 21, 2020
Attorney Position Opening - Seeking Staff Attorney
Jan 16, 2020
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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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 12/12/19
Dec 12, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Donald Tippett resolving violations of the Home Rule Charter's political fundraising restrictions.

Press Release and Settlement Agreement
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 11/21/2019
Nov 21, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved four Settlement Agreements:

District 1199C PAC and Salima Pace: Resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for the late filing of a campaign finance report with the Board.

Friends of Maria and Peter Winebrake: Resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose thirteen contributions in 24 hour reports filed with the Board.

Hon. Curtis Jones, Jr. and Friends of Curtis Jones, Jr.: Resolving a violation of the City's Campaign Finance Law for accepting an excess contribution of $1000.

Rodney Hill: Resolving a violation of the Home Rule Charter's political activity restriction on coordinating with a candidate for public elective office by circulating nominating petitions in coordination with a City Council candidate attempting to get on the 2019 General Election ballot.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements
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Current Revision to Proposed Amendment of Regulation No.8 (Political Activity)
Sep 24, 2019
At the Board's September 18, 2019 public session, staff presented a proposed revised amendment to Board Regulation No. 8 (Political Activity). A copy can be found below as well as a markup showing how the proposed revised amendment differs from the current Regulation. If you have any comment on the proposed amendment, please submit to boegcstaff@phila.gov by October 9, 2019.

Revised Proposed Amendment to Regulation No. 8

Markup Showing Changes
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 9/19/19
Sep 19, 2019
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Friends of Justin DiBerardinis and Sharon Kim 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 Agreement
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Campaign Finance Training - Sep/Oct 2019
Aug 28, 2019
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 and City Commissioners.

Training will be held on the following dates:
September 12, 2019 @ 12:00PM
October 2, 2019 @ 5:00PM
October 10, 2019 @ 12:00PM


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

Campaign Finance Training Registration Form
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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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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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