Ethics Complaints

Any person may file a complaint with the Commission alleging a violation of any of the provisions of this Article. These complaints shall be written and under oath or affirmation. The Commission may refer a complaint to the City Attorney or its own legal counsel, if appropriate, for investigation and review. If, after receiving an investigative report, the Commission determines there are insufficient facts upon which to base a determination of violation, it may dismiss the complaint.

If there is a reasonable basis for believing a violation has occurred then the subject of the complaint shall be given an opportunity for a hearing conducted on the record. Any final determination resulting from the hearing shall include findings of fact and conclusions of law.


Upon a finding of a violation, the Commission may take any enforcement action provided for in accordance with Section 2-73B of the Ethics Law. After a complaint is filed and until a final determination by the Commission, all actions regarding a complaint shall be treated confidentially.