What is a complaint?

A complaint is a written document submitted to the Ethics Commission containing allegations that a City Official has violated one or more of the City's governmental ethics laws. The person filing the complaint with the Ethics Commission is called the "complainant." The person in the complaint who is alleged to have violated the City's governmental ethics laws is called the "respondent." All complaints must be notarized prior to submission.

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1. What is a complaint?
2. How do I file a complaint?
3. May I verbally lodge a complaint at an Ethics Commission meeting?
4. May I file an anonymous complaint?
5. If I file a complaint, is my identity kept confidential?
6. What happens after I file a complaint?