Anyone with knowledge of a potential violation of the City’s Governmental Ethics or Campaign Financing Ordinances may file a complaint with the Board of Ethics. The Board reviews all complaints in accordance with Rule 4 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
NOTE: As provided by the Board's Rules and Regulations all complaints and requests for investigations shall be:
There is no set format or pre-determined form for complaints.
While the Board has no authority to initiate investigations of anonymous complaints, it can, where appropriate, refer anonymous complaints to other agencies for further action, or, upon its own motion, itself initiate a request for an investigation (except in the case of aldermen) provided the conditions above are met.
If the Board determines that there has been a violation, it may recommend, or in some cases impose, sanctions, penalties, or corrective action.