Ethics Reform Task Force

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Purpose of the Task Force: The Ethics Reform Task Force will convene to review the City's ethics regulations, including both soliciting public input and preparing recommendations.  As directed by the West Hollywood City Council on April 20, 2015, the Task Force will recommend reforms that will assure strong and comprehensive ethics rules consistent with the City's commitment to open and fair government.  The four key issue areas identified by the City Council are: Government Ethics, Campaign Finance, Lobbyists Regulation and Revolving Door Ordinance, and Enforcement.

Meeting Schedule (Additional Meetings may be Added):

Task Force Members 

  1. Bob Stern - Center for Governmental Studies and Principal Co-Author of the Political Reform Act of 1974
  2. Joseph Guardarrama - Government Ethics Attorney with Kaufman Legal Group and former City Commissioner
  3. Elizabeth Ralston, Past President of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles

Staff Members

  1. Christi Hogin - Assistant City Attorney
  2. Melissa Crowder - Assistant City Clerk