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Ethics and Transparency

Good government doesn't just mean doing what's legal; it means doing what's right.

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What We're Doing

Seventy works hard to see that public officials are doing the right thing.

Permanent Inspector General

Seventy advocates for the creation of a permanent Inspector General within the City Charter to root out waste, fraud and corruption throughout the entire government.

Philadelphia Board of Ethics

Seventy also supports the Philadelphia Board of Ethics (whose creation we fought for) in continuing to enforce the city's campaign finance, lobbying and political activity laws.
Important Resources
Philadelphia Board of Ethics
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics, in addition to its enforcement responsibilities, hosts online databases on campaign finance, lobbying and financial disclosures of city officials.
Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General investigates reports of fraud and corruption in city government in addition to ensuring strict rules on city contracts are followed.
Chief Integrity Officer
The Chief Integrity Officer works proactively to avoid potential issues by providing ethics training and guidance for city employees and officials. Visit IntegrityWorks for an overview of the city's public watchdogs and their responsibilities.
Recent News

September 18, 2023

Urgent Election Reform Release

Seventy reviews the job Act 77 started by improving efficiency in local elections.

August 16, 2023

C70 partners with Ceiba for youth community engagement in Philly

C70 welcomed over 40 Philadelphians to a community event that celebrating summer-long civic engagement programming for youth across the city.

June 06, 2023

Committee of Seventy Names Lauren Cristella President and CEO

Cristella will be the nonpartisan nonprofit’s first female president in its 119-year history.

May 12, 2023

High School Students Choose Helen Gym, New Slate of City Council Members in PA Youth Vote Mock Election

Mock election brought hands-on voting to classrooms, encouraging future civic participation

May 08, 2023

Coverage Roundup: C70 Poll of the 2023 Mayor’s Race

Coverage of the first nonpartisan, public poll of the Philadelphia's mayor's race