AB 1234: Ethics Training for Local Officials

Make sure you are in compliance. Schedule your ethics training now with Kronick’s experienced Public Agency attorneys.

Who Needs this Training?

Local public officials including members of the legislative body of a local public agency, whether elected or appointed, who receive any type of compensation, salary or stipend, or reimbursement of expenses, and those employees designated by the agency to receive the training. Local public agencies whose officials are required to receive the training must keep records of the dates of training and who provided it.

Our Training Program

Our team of skillful trainers offer a classroom-style training program that is fully compliant with the requirements of AB 1234. Our 2-hour custom training is interactive and informative, and includes:

  • Responsibilities of office
  • Proper use and safeguarding of agency property and resources
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Gifts of public funds
  • Financial interest disclosures
  • Government transparency, including the Public Records Act
  • Due process requirements
  • Incompatible offices
  • Brown Act
  • Compensation and expense reimbursement

About AB 1234

Effective January 1, 2006, AB 1234 has two basic components. The first component requires public agencies that provide reimbursements or compensation to officials to develop and adopt written policies that govern how and when reimbursements and compensation can occur. The written policies must be adopted at a public meeting. The second component of AB1234 requires certain officials to receive a minimum of two hours of ethics training every two, even-numbered, years.