Ethics Comission Rules No More Free Tickets For Public Officials

11/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission voted today to ban the city's elected officials from accepting tickets to events in exchange for performing a ceremonial function, if the host of the event has business before the city.

Elected officials would be able to perform a ceremonial function at events hosted by so-called "restricted sources,'' but would have to leave after the ceremonial function is completed. If they want to stay at the event, they would have to pay for a ticket themselves.

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