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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
News

September 17, 2021

Statement on Misguided Senate Action to Subpoena Voter Records and Personal Information Regarding the 2020 General Election

Statement on Misguided Senate Action to Subpoena Voter Records and Personal Information Regarding the 2020 General Election

August 13, 2021

Letter to York County Commissioners Regarding Partisan Election Review

The following letter was emailed to York County Commissioners Julie Wheeler (President), Doug Hoke (Vice President), and Ron Smith on August 12.

August 04, 2021

Testimony on Citizen Participation in Congressional Redistricting

Testimony on Citizen Participation in Congressional Redistricting in the Senate State Government Committee

July 23, 2021

David Thornburgh to Step Aside as Committee of Seventy CEO to Assume New Role as Senior Advisor

David Thornburgh to Step Aside as Committee of Seventy CEO to Assume New Role as Senior Advisor

July 22, 2021

Testimony of David Thornburgh, President & CEO of Committee of Seventy, on the Issue of Congressional Redistricting

Testimony of David Thornburgh, President & CEO of Committee of Seventy, on the Issue of Congressional Redistricting