Understanding Transparency Laws


This piece explains California ethics laws relating to public agency transparency.

Designed for local officials, the material covers issues such as:

  • Disclosure of Sources of Income and Other Financial Interests
  • Disclosure of Campaign Contributions
  • Disclosure of Charitable Fundraising Activities
  • The Public’s Right to Access Records
  • Open Meeting Laws
  • The Public’s Right to Participate in Meetings

This piece is chapter four of a more extensive publication (Understanding the Basics of Public Service Ethics) that explains all California ethics laws.