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Understanding Perk Issues, Including Compensation, Use of Public Resources and Gifts

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This piece explains California ethics laws relating to public officials and personal advantages and perks.

Designed for local officials, it covers issues such as:

  • Compensation Issues
  • Reimbursement of Expenses
  • Restrictions on the Use of Public Resources
  • Restrictions on Gifts to Public Officials
  • Restrictions on the Use of Campaign Funds

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

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Gifts: When Someone Does Something Nice For You

In general, the public is skeptical about people trying to curry favor with public officials through gift-giving.

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Gifts to Public Officials

This handy, four-page excerpt from ILG’s, Understanding the Basics of Public Service Ethics Laws, is a plain language discussion of issues related to the legal and ethical considerations regarding gifts to public officials.

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