Please Note: A person cannot obtain an advisory opinion regarding the application of the code to another person. If you have a concern that another individual has violated the Ethics Code, you may consider, after reviewing the Ethics Code, whether it would be appropriate to file an ethics complaint.
Requesting Advisory Opinions from the City Attorney’s Office
By a written request filed with the Office of the City Attorney, any city official or employee may request an advisory opinion with respect to whether proposed action by that person would violate the ethics laws.
A person who reasonably and in good faith acts in accordance with an advisory opinion issued by the Ethics Compliance Officer may not be found to have violated the ethics laws by engaging in conduct approved in the advisory opinion, provided that:
(1) he or she requested the issuance of the opinion;
(2) the request for the opinion fairly and accurately disclosed all relevant facts; and
(3) less than five years elapsed between the date of the opinion was issued and the date of the conduct in question.
You may send a written request for opinion to Camila Kunau by:
Mail: Camila Kunau
Office of the City Attorney
The advisory opinions are posted on the city Web page, in a manner that does not reveal the identity of the person making the inquiry. You may call Camila Kunau at the City Attorney’s Office at 207-8940 if you have questions or need additional information.
of the City, and for Former Officials or Employees of the City:
By a written request filed with the City Clerk, any person, except a current city official or city employee, may request an advisory opinion for an interpretation of the ethics laws, but only with respect to whether proposed action by that person would violate the ethics laws.
You may send a written request for opinion to the Ethics Review Board through the Office of the City Clerk by:
Mail: Ethics Review Board
c/o Rosalinda Diaz
Office of the City Clerk
The Ethics Review Board opinions are posted on the city Web page, in a manner that does not reveal the identity of the person making the inquiry. You may call Rosalinda Diaz at the City Clerk’s Office at 207-7021 if you have questions or need additional information.