The Law & Ethics Transition Team, chaired by Solicitor and Chief Legal Officer Lourdes Sanchez Ridge, was charged with offering recommendations to foster a culture of respect for the rule of law and ethics across all functions of city government.
The team focused on the following areas:
Improving hiring, training, and promotion practices.
Enhancing policies and procedures for preventing legal issues and liability.
Strengthening ethics laws, enforcement procedures, and penalties.
Adopting best practices for contracts and procurement.
Improving access to legal advice across city departments.