Understanding the Role of Ethics Commissions

This 11-page PDF is a copy of a report prepared by the Insitute for Local Government in December 2007 that lays out numerous considerations for the roles that may be played by an independent ethics commission, such as may be recommended by Austin's 2018 Charter Revision Commission. Although the document was published more than a decade ago, it provides side-by-side comparisons to how six California cities chose to structure their Ethics Commissions.