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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
Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 9/13/2018
Sep 13, 2018
The Board of Ethics has approved five Settlement Agreements:

Beth Grossman and Friends of Beth Grossman - Resolves violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for accepting excess contributions and failing to properly file campaign finance reports with the Board.

Friends of the 57th Ward Democrats and Ken Cunningham - Resolves violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failure to timely file required campaign finance reports with the Board in 2017.

Melanie Johnson - Resolves a violation of the conflict of interest restrictions for making purchases for her personal benefit from accounts held by the Fund for Philadelphia, Inc. and Wawa Welcome America, Inc.

Richard Lazer - Resolves a violation of the City Home Rule Charter's political fundraising restrictions for being involved in soliciting contributions for Friends of Rich Lazer.

Ward 44 PAC and Willie Jordan - Resolves violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to timely file required campaign finance reports with the Board in 2017.

Press Release and Settlement Agreements
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Next Board Meeting - September 12, 2018
Aug 27, 2018

The monthly Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, starting 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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August Public Board Meeeting Cancellation
Aug 08, 2018
The meeting of the Philadelphia Board of Ethics that was previously scheduled on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. has been cancelled.  The next meeting of the Board of Ethics will be Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1 p.m.
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 7/19/18
Jul 19, 2018
The Board of Ethics has announced two Settlement Agreements to resolve violations of the City's Lobbying Law and the City's Campaign Finance Law:

Philadelphians for a Fair Future, et al. - Resolves violations for making material misstatements and omissions in a registration and expense report submitted to the Board as well as for the failure of several lobbyists and lobbying firms to register with the Board.

47th Ward Democratic Executive Committee and George Brooks - Resolves violations for failing to timely file campaign finance reports with the Board for 2017 Cycle 3 and Cycle 6.

Settlement Agreements and Press Release
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 6/28/2018
Jun 28, 2018
The Board of Ethics has approved two Settlement Agreements to resolve violations of the City's Lobbying Law and the City's Campaign Finance Law:

Asian American Licensed Beverage Association - Resolves two violations of the City's Lobbying Law for failing to register in 2017 and submit a Q4 expense report.

Tariq El-Shabazz and Taylor Daukaus - Resolves three violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law related to the 2017 campaign for District Attorney including failure to disclose in-kind contributions, acceptance of excess in-kind contributions, and exercising control over and directing the expenditures of Trustwave PAC through agents of the campaign. 

Press Release and Settlements
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June Public Board Meeting RESCHEDULED to 6/27/18
Jun 11, 2018
The Board's June Public Board Meeting which had been scheduled for Wednesday, June 20 at 1pm has been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, June 27, at 2pm.  Please note the change in start time. 

The meeting will be held at 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in Room 18-020.
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Stipulation of Settlement with C.O.P.S. PAC and Kevin Price - 4/19/18
Apr 19, 2018
Ethics Board Settlement Agreements - 4/19/18
Apr 19, 2018
The Board of Ethics has approved three Settlement Agreements to resolve violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law and the City's Lobbying Law:

Citizens of Rich Negrin - Resolves two violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for failing to disclose an in-kind contribution and filing a late campaign finance report.

Media Mobilizing Project and Arielle Klagsbrun - Resolves three violations of the City's Lobbying Law for failure to register in 2017 and submit a Q4 expense report.

State Senator Scott Wagner - Resolves two violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law for making excess campaign contributions.

Press Release and Settlements
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March Public Board Meeting - CANCELLED
Mar 20, 2018
Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the March Public Board Meeting has been cancelled.  The April Public Board Meeting is scheduled for 1pm on 4/18/18.
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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 2/22/2018
Feb 22, 2018
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with District 1199C 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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Ethics Board Settlement Agreement - 10/19/2017
Oct 19, 2017
The Board of Ethics has approved a Settlement Agreement with Trustwave PAC resolving violations of the City's Campaign Finance Law.

Press Release and Settlement
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Court Order Issued in Favor of Board of Ethics against C.O.P.S. PAC and Kevin Price
Oct 16, 2017
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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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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