Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Campaign Consultant Reporting

What Must be Reported

Campaign consultants must disclose on their quarterly reports: client payments, campaign contributions, gifts to City officeholders, payments to or from vendors or subvendors, the names of clients who are City officeholders or employees, City contracts obtained by the consultant that are approved by an officeholder client, and appointments to public office approved by an officeholder client.

When Reports Due

Quarterly disclosure reports must subsequently be filed with the Ethics Commission according to the following schedule:

Due DatePeriod Covered
March 15December 1 through February 28
June 15March 1 through May 31
September 15June 1 through August 31
December 15September 1 through November 30

*Deadlines that fall on a weekend or legal holiday will be extended to the next business day.

Disclosure Report

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How to File

The Ethics Commission will accept paper forms delivered directly to the Commission’s office. The forms must be received by close of business on the due date. Forms will not be accepted by fax or email.

Record Keeping

Campaign consultants must also retain documents to substantiate their reports for five years.

Termination

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