Ethics Commission

Regular Meetings

Meetings shall be held monthly or as required.


The Commission shall consist of 7 members who shall be appointed for 2 year terms.

The members may be removed in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.03.


The Ethics Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the ethical conduct of the City's officials and staff, and shall exercise such other duties and further powers as are delegated to it by ordinance. 

At minimum, the role of the Ethics Commission is to investigate, and make recommendations concerning any allegations or complaints concerning violation of any ethics law enacted by the City council.


The commission itself shall appoint and designate from its members a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson to preside over the Commission actions. 

Guidelines, regulations and responsibilities shall be prescribed by ordinance

City Council Action

The city council shall, after adoption of this charter, adopt an ordinance adopting standards of conduct for city officers and employees, stating the city's policy on ethical conduct, setting forth the Commission's duties and responsibilities, adopting a code of ethics, adopting any other requirements deemed necessary and adopting sanctions for violation of the ordinance.

For more information, view the City of Pearsall Charter (PDF).