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IRS COMPLAINT FORMS - reporting a nonprofit or charity (PDF)
STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL - Registry of charitable trusts --Reporting a local nonprofit. (PDF)
IRS.Gov Site -- Rules for 501c3 Public charities.
IRS.Gov Site -- Rules for Political Nonprofits (not Charities)
IRS.Gov Site --Search for nonprofits
Need to report something anonymously? Here are some resources
The U.S. Department of Justice has a hotline specifically for reporting government fraud, waste, and abuse, including corruption in city government. You can contact them at 800-869-4499 or by filling out a complaint form on their website.
The FBI also has a public corruption hotline for reporting allegations of corruption by elected officials and public servants. You can contact them at 1-855-835-5324 or by submitting a tip online.
The Government Accountability Project is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and advocacy for whistleblowers. They have a hotline you can call at 1-202-457-0034 or you can submit a report on their website.
The National Whistleblower Center is another nonprofit organization that provides resources and support for whistleblowers. They have a hotline you can call at 1-202-342-1903 or you can submit a report on their website.
The Employee Fraud Hotline provides Ventura County employees and citizens with a way to report possible incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse in Ventura County government. The hotline can be reached at 805 644-6019, by email Fraud.Hotline@ventura.org, or by writing to:
Ventura County Auditor-Controller
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1540
More information can be found on their website.
The California Attorney General maintains a whistleblower hotline to receive information from employees regarding possible violation of state or federal law or violations of fiduciary responsibility by a corporation to its shareholders, investors, or employees. The attorney general refers calls received on the hotline to the appropriate government agency for review and possible investigation. The hotline can be reached at 800-952-5225 (California residents) or 916-322-3360 (out-of-state residents). Written complaints may be filed with the attorney general’s office by writing to P.O. Box 94255, Sacramento, CA 94244-2550, or by using the online form.
Why Open Government is so crucial to our society
The importance of Transparency in Government
From the Institute for Local Government
These are the Rules that govern the parliamentarian process at Ojai City Council meetings (as opposed to Robert's Rules of Order)
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In the meantime, If you'd like to request any Public documents gathered over time related to City Council, local nonprofits suing the City, and/or their board, Employees and contractors, please send us an email with your name, email address and reason for your interest in these matters. We are happy to share what we know as long as it benefits the City and welfare of our community.
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