This CLC analysis is designed for ethics commissions interested in exploring innovative practices to improve accountability, deter noncompliance, and build public trust.
Ethics commissions serve a vital role in democracy by enforcing various laws and rules intended to preserve the public’s trust in government. Continuous improvement of enforcement practices is necessary because the public relies on ethics commissions to apply ethics laws impartially and cultivate a government culture committed to public service.
CLC designed this analysis to offer proven solutions for ethics commissions looking to optimize their enforcement practices. CLC researched and interviewed state and local ethics commissions nationwide and identified the following 10 enforcement upgrades: