Ethics Commission

Authorized by and Date: Authorized by Ordinance C35148. Passed City Council on January 12, 2015, and effective on February 25, 2015. Code of Ethics – Spokane Municipal Code Ch. 1.04 A, as amended..

Mission Statement/Purpose: It is the policy of the City of Spokane to uphold, promote and demand the highest standards of ethics from all of its employees and City officers, whether elected, appointed or hired. City officers and employees shall maintain the utmost standards of responsibility, trustworthiness, integrity, truthfulness, honesty and fairness in carrying out their public duties, avoid any improprieties in their roles as public servants including the appearance of impropriety, and never use their City position, authority or resources for personal gain.

Meeting date, time and place: The Ethics Commission shall schedule and announce its meet times consistent with City policy and the Open Public Meetings Act RCW Chapter 42.30.

Members Term
Clayton McFarland, Co-Chair 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2022 (2nd Term)
Sarah O’Hare, Co-Chair 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2023 (2nd Term)
Michelle Bleek 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2022 (2nd Term)
Dennis Cronin, Past Chair 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2021 (2nd Term)
Kenneth Hall 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2023 (2nd Term)
Ivan “Merle” Iverson 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2024 (2nd Term)
Gail Heck-Sweeney 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2024 (2nd Term)

Ethics Commmission General Documents

Filing a Complaint

To file an ethics complaint with the City of Spokane Ethics commission, fill out a complaint form and follow the enclosed instructions.

Requests for Approval to Contract With Former City Employees, and Decisions

Ethics Complaints

07/10/2020 Ethics Complaint by Ferguson re Non-City Employees
01/02/2020 Ethics Complaint by Leute re Polson and Trautman
09/13/2019 Ethics Complaint by Muller re Stratton
09/13/2019 Ethics Complaint by Conrow Redmond Re Cavanaugh, Steinolfson and Collins
12/20/2018 Ethics Complaint by Murray Re Burke
12/20/2018 Ethics Complaint by Anonymous Re Stuckart
12/09/2018 Ethics Complaint by Shane Brynelsen Re Burke
12/09/2018 Ethics Complaint by Katherine Brynelsen Re Burke
03/03/2017 Ethics Complaint by Shogan Re Condon and Sanders
10/06/2016 Ethics Complaint Re-filed by Shogan Re Condon
07/14/2016 Ethics Complaint by Pendleton Re Schertz, Anderson, Yamada and McCord
07/14/2016 Ethics Complaint by Pendleton Re Jones
07/14/2016 Ethics Complaint by Pendleton Re Giles and Mulkey
07/13/2016 Ethics Complaint by Pendleton Re Redd
07/01/2016 Ethics Complaint by Pendleton Re Shaffer
06/30/2016 Ethics Complaint by Pendleton Re Roberge and Wuthrich
2016-04-19 Ethics Complaint by Cannon Re McDaniel
02/22/2016 Ethics Complaint by McGrath Re Stuckart
01/03/2016 Ethics Complaint by Miller Re Condon
12/30/2015 Ethics Complaint by Simon Re Condon
12/30/2015 Ethics Complaint by Murray Re Fagan
12/22/2015 Ethics Complaint by Jones for Spokane Area NOW re Condon
12/15/2015 Ethics Complaint by Simon Re Condon
12/08/2015 Ethics Complaint by Spitzer Re Condon
12/02/2015 Ethics Complaint by Shogan Re Condon
11/30/2015 Ethics Complaint by Pendleton re Condon
10/12/2015 Ethics Complaint by Lichty Re Sanders
10/12/2015 Ethics Complaint by Lichty Re Coddington
07/19/2015 Ethics Complaint by Snyder Re Fagan
07/13/2015 Ethics Complaint by Zapatocky Re Pfister
06/15/2015 Ethics Complaint by Condon Stuckart Re Dolezal

Advisory Opinions & Findings

Agendas

2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015

Minutes


Contact

Ethics Commission
Salvatore Faggiano
Assistant City Attorney
Ethics Commission Staff Director
509.625.6818
sfaggiano@spokanecity.org