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Restoring Trust in Government
As a former staff person at California Common Cause, Dan Kalb has successfully advocated for open government and strong election campaign reform laws. Dan is committed to making our local government more transparent, responsive and trustworthy. A crucial component for achieving that goal is Oakland’s adherence to best practices in regulating the conduct of government officials. Best practices consists of adopting model reform laws in government ethics, transparency, and whistleblower protection, and ensuring that such laws are robustly enforced.
Since assuming office, Dan has worked on a plan to achieve best practices in Oakland. Dan is developing legislative improvements to all of the programs areas under the jurisdiction of the Oakland Public Ethics Commission, as well as working on strengthening the Commission and significantly increasing its staffing. To assist him with the necessary research and policy development, Dan has convened a working group of good government and ethics experts and will be conducting outreach with the Public Ethics Commission, local advocates, and the public regarding needed reforms.
To read more about the Ethics & Good Government Working Group project, click on the PDF links below.