The Center explores ethical issues in campaigns, conflicts of interest, gifts to officials, transparency, budgeting, and other areas of government ethics.
What is Government Ethics?
Commentary on Government Ethics
Looking to America's Mission Statement
Government leaders can find guidance in America's vision and mission.
The public’s right to know vs. the candidate’s right to privacy
When does candidate research cross the line?
Earned media favors sensationalism
Should news outlets replay campaign ads?
Government Ethics Programs
Public Sector Roundtable
This quarterly meeting brings together city and county officials and representatives of special districts to share best practices and explore current issues in government ethics.Learn More
The Center hosts the Government Ethics Academy, which convenes public officials from 11 Bay Area counties to provide required AB1234 ethics training. We also partner with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the University of St. Thomas to present the State Legislative Leaders Summits, offering sessions on ethics in government.Contact Us About Training