On November 6, 2018, Long Beach voters approved Measure CCC, starting the process to establish an ethics commission for the City of Long Beach.

During its February 5 meeting, the Long Beach City Council approved a measure by 8th District Councilmember Al Austin, who spearheaded the Measure CCC effort, directing the city manager’s office to create a roadmap for establishing the commission.

“This is long overdue and I’m hopeful for a path to move forward,” Vice Mayor Dee Andrews commented. Assistant City Manager Tom Modica said he expects to have a report on the timeline of the commission’s establishment as well as the commission’s budgetary needs within 30 days.

The next step is for the city attorney to craft an ordinance adding the commission’s guidelines and budget appropriations process to Long Beach’s municipal code. Members of the ethics commission will be appointed from a pool of applicants by the mayor and city auditor.