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The City's Ethics Helpline

Please check back for more information about this valuable new resource for both the public and City workforce.

The City of Long Beach believes that ethical behavior at all levels of our workforce is a critical component of our duties as public servants. Government ethics helps ensure that we act with integrity and transparency while serving the best interests of the Long Beach community.

While ethics has always been a cornerstone of our work, the City of Long Beach is proud to now have a centralized ethics program including a very active and passionate Ethics Commission. Part of our centralized ethics program also includes an updated Code of Conduct and Ethics, adopted as an ordinance in Janaury 2023, which is the foundation of the City's new ethics education program. Our updated Code of Conduct and Ethics includes an annual, mandatory training for ALL employees, including elected and appointed officials. This training program will launch in June 2023 through the City's new learning management system.

Please continue exploring the page below to learn more about our Ethics Commission and the work they do on behalf of the public.

Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission is responsible for the impartial and effective administration and implementation of the provisions of the Charter, statues and ordinances concerning campaign financing, lobbying, conflicts of interest, and governmental ethics. The Commission serves as an advisory body and does not have the authority to conduct investigations.

Mission Statement

The Ethics Commission strives to advance public trust and confidence in the City’s government through education and the development of policies and processes that promote each of the City’s values of Accountability, Fairness, Impartiality, Diversity, Transparency, and Integrity.

Questions, comments, concerns?*

If you would like to share any comments or concerns or have questions for the Ethics Commission or Ethics Program Staff, please email ethics@longbeach.gov. *Please note that this is not an anonymous reporting path.



Per Article 11.2 of the Ethics Commission's bylaws, Commissioners and Commission staff are required to disclose and report in writing, any substantive information relevant to a matter within decision making authority of the Commission. Please know that your communication (written or oral) with any Commissioner or Commission staff outside of a public meeting may result in a public disclosure.

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