"The Public Ethics Commission oversees compliance with Oakland's Campaign Reform Act, Conflict of Interest Code, Code of Ethics, Sunshine Ordinance, Limited Public Financing Act, Lobbyist Registration Act and False Endorsement in Campaign Literature Act. The Commission conducts investigations, administers compliance programs, educates citizens and City staff on ethics-related issues, and works with City staff to ensure policies are in place and are being followed."

There are two staff members on the commission and 7 commissioners.

You can follow the commission on twitter.

City Hall, Hearing Room 1, except where noted on the schedule. All meetings are open to the public.
Meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Commission Members & Terms


Ben Kimberley (Chair), 6/11/2012 – 1/21/2015

Eddie Tejeda (Vice-Chair), 1/22/2013 - 1/21/2016

Monique Rivera, 1/22/2012 – 1/21/2015

Jenna Whitman, 1/22/2013 - 1/21/2016

Carol Wyatt, 1/22/2014 - 1/21/2017

Stephen Shefler, 1/22/2014 - 1/21/2017

Mayoral Appointee - Currently vacant




Whitney Barazoto, (510) 238-3593 wbarazoto@oaklandnet.com


July 24th, 2013 Meeting

On July 24th, 2013, the PEC held a special meeting. The meeting was advertised as being on KTOP but was not. It was sparsely livetweeted with the hashtag #pecmtg.

A storify of the meeting is available here.

Press release the PEC released after the meeting.

(Lack of) Authority

Even members of the Oakland government thinks the PEC needs more authority. Dan Kalb is working to improve the commission.

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