The commission, set up by new leader Frank McAveety, has been charged with establishing clear rules for councillors and employees and drawing up a code of conduct.
It consists of three outside experts in addition to nine Glasgow councillors: Professor Alan Alexander of the Scottish Local Authority Management Centre at Strathclyde University; Mark Irvine, head of local government for Unison Scotland; and Endell Laird, former editor in chief of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail.
Mr McAveety said setting up the commission was 'a fulfilment of my commitment as new leader to set the highest standards for public life within Glasgow City Council'.
In the meantime, Mr McAveety is trying to win agreement for a radical restructuring of the council, its 80-plus committees and 21 departments.
He is understood to have set his target at streamlining the council to between 10 and 13 departments.
His predecessor, Mr Gould, last year succeeded in brokering a deal with unions to cut the number of departments to seven but was later unable to get the proposal past the Labour group.