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The Public Ethics Commission is committed to opening the doors of government so that you can see what's happening, ask for records and information, understand your government, and engage in the process. This website is designed to pull citywide open government information into one place for quick access. We will continue to build this portal, so please suggest new links and ways to help you find what you need.
See What's Happening
Ask for Records and Information
Understand the Law
Engage in the Process
Explore Disclosure Filings
Search and View Public Official’s Form 700 filings
Find out how much City Council members are paid
View campaign forms filed by candidates and ballot measure committees
Find out who funded Oakland’s last mayoral race
View who is receiving event tickets from the City
See who is seeking to influence City officials about issues in Oakland
See which public officials have submitted certification for ethics training
View a list of all City certified contractors
Search the City’s list of open and closed contracting opportunities
Search Oakland’s open data platform
2013 Transparency Project - The Public Ethics Commission initiated the Transparency Project to assess Oakland City government's current openness and transparency, facilitate improvements, and recommend actions to further the Commission's goals of ensuring fairness, openness, honesty, and integrity in City government. The goal of the Transparency Project was to outline a vision for transparency and open government in Oakland.
Open Oakland, Oakland's Code for America brigade, is a nonprofit civic innovation organization that brings together coders, designers, data specialists, journalists, and City staff to collaborate on solutions to improve the lives of Oaklanders through technology and open government projects. (Disclaimer: Open Oakland and Code for America are not City entities or departments. The views and opinions expressed on their websites are not endorsed and do not necessarily reflect any official position of the City.)
RecordTrac - RecordTrac is a quick, simple way for individuals to submit public records requests to the City. The web application also allows City employees to manage, respond to, and fulfill incoming requests. By displaying all records requests and responsive documents, members of the public may find what they need without having to create a new public records request.
Open Disclosure - Open Disclosure is a website portal that simplifies and visualizes campaign finance data to show the money into and out of Mayoral campaigns.
Check out this video of past Commissioner Eddie Tejeda and Executive Director Whitney Barazoto highlighting the Open Disclosure project and the Commission's collaboration with Open Oakland in "Partnering for Public Trust" at the 2015 Code for America Summit.