Board of Ethics

About the Board

The Board of Ethics is a seven-member board established by Section 2-18 of the City Charter and appointed by the City Council.  The board renders written advisory opinions to City officers and employees with respect to the City’s Code of Ethics and Article 18 of the General Municipal Law.  Any relevant matter may be brought before the Board for an opinion upon the written request of any City officer or employee or upon the initiative of the Board.  Any opinions rendered by the Board are forwarded both to the requesting person and the affected City officer or employee and filed in the office of the City Clerk.  Requests for advisory opinions and the resulting opinions are available for public inspection and copying pursuant to the provisions and procedures of the Freedom of Information Law and of the City Charter.  In addition, the Board may make recommendations to the City Council with respect to the drafting and adoption of amendments to the Code of Ethics.

Ethics Board Membership

Pursuant to the City Charter, Ethics Board members consist of one City Councilperson, a department head or other City officer or employee of equivalent rank or title designated by the Mayor, who serves as the Board’s Secretary, and five other members who shall not be City officers or employees, not more than three of whom out of the five shall be members of the same political party.

Current Board Members 

  • Carl Steinbrenner, Chairman
  • Calvin Lee, Vice Chairman
  • Honorable Loretta Scott
  • Timothy Weir, Secretary
  • Scott Ginett
  • Naimah Sierra
  • Mia Hodgins
  • *Deputy Corporation Counsel Tim Curtin serves as Legal Adviser to the Board.

Ethics Board Meetings 2018

The Ethics Board meetings are held at City Hall, Conference Room 208A at 6:30 PM.  All meetings are open to the public.

  • January 16
  • February 13 - Canceled
  • March 13 - Canceled
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12 - Canceled
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11

2018 Agendas, Minutes and Advisory Opinions

January Agenda Minutes  Advisory Opinions
April Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinions
May Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinions
July Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinions
August Agenda  Minutes Advisory Opinions
September Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinions
October Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinions
November Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinions
December Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinions

 

 Ethics Board Meetings 2017

The Ethics Board meetings are held at City Hall, Conference Room 208A at 6:30 PM.  All meetings are open to the public.

  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • December 12

2017 Agendas, Minutes and Advisory Opinions

June Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinion 
July Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinion
August Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinion
December Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinion

 

  

Ethics Board Meetings 2016

The Ethics Board meetings are held at City Hall, Conference Room 208A at 6:30 PM.  All meetings are open to the public.

  • January 25, 2016

 

2016 Agendas, Minutes and Advisory Opinions

January Agenda Minutes  Advisory Opinion

Ethics Board Meetings 2015

The Ethics Board meetings are held at City Hall, Conference Room 208A, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   All meetings are open to the public.

  • February 10, 2015
  • March 10, 2015
  • April 21, 2015
  • May 12, 2015

 

2015 Agendas, Minutes and Advisory Opinions

 

February Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinion
March Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinion
April Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinion
May Agenda Minutes Advisory Opinion

 

Ethics Board Meetings 2014

The Ethics Board meetings are held at City Hall, Conference Room 208A at 6:30 PM on a monthly basis. All meetings are open to the public.

  • May 13, 2014
  • June 10, 2014
  • July 15, 2014
  • August 12, 2014
  • September 9, 2014
  • October 21, 2014
  • November 18, 2014
  • December 9, 2014

2014 Agendas, Minutes and Advisory Opinions

May Agenda   Minutes   Advisory Opinion
June Agenda   Minutes   Advisory Opinion  
July Agenda   Minutes   Advisory Opinion
August Agenda   Minutes Advisory Opinion
September Agenda   Minutes   Advisory Opinion
October Agenda   Minutes   Advisory Opinion
November Agenda   Minutes   Advisory Opinion
December Agenda   Minutes   Advisory Opinion