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The Open Government Commission consists of the members of the Berkeley Fair Campaign Practices Commission who serve as ex officio members of the Open Government Commission.  The Commission hears complaints, considers ways to informally resolve those complaints, and makes recommendations to the Council regarding such complaints.  The Commission may advise the Council concerning the annual report from staff, propose additional legislation or procedures that ensure the City’s compliance with open government laws, and advise the City Council as to any other action or policy to enhance open and effective government in Berkeley. The Commission is also responsible for oversight and enforcement of Berkeley's Lobbyist Registration Act.  The appointment and tenure of members of the Commission is governed by Chapter 2.12.

2180 Milvia Street
1st Floor, Cypress Room
3rd Thursday, 7:30 or 8:00 p.m (NEW):  Monthly But will be Cancelled If No Complaints or Other Business.    

Please check the community calendar, this website, or the meeting agenda packet to verify.  (NEW)

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below. 

Sam Harvey           
Office of the City Attorney
(510) 981-6998
Mailing Address:
Open Government Commission
2180 Milvia Street, 4th Floor
Berkeley, CA  94704

Enabling Legislation:
BMC Chapter 2.06 (2011), Ordinance No. 7,166-N.S.

Additional Information:
Complaint Form 
Commission Vacancies
Lobbyist Registration Act

Meeting Agendas & Minutes:
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 01-16-2020 AGENDA     OGC 01-16-2020 PACKET

Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Ethics Ombudsman
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Democracy Project Proposals


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