Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Contributors & Third Parties

City Elective Office, Ballot Measure and County Central Committee Elections

State and local law impose certain restrictions and reporting requirements on individuals or entities making contributions to City candidates and on third-parties that spend money to support or oppose a City candidate or measure. Some of these laws may also apply to contributions towards candidates running for county central committee and those contributing to, or making independent expenditures in support/opposition of candidates for Employees Retirement System Board, Health Service System Retirement Board, and Retiree Health Care Trust Fund Board.

Retirement Board, Health Service System Board, Retiree Health Care Trust Fund Board Elections

Laws

The City’s Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance (“CFRO”) is found at Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 1.100 et seq.

The Ethics Commission has also promulgated regulations implementing CFRO.

CFRO also incorporates the provisions of the Political Reform Act related in local elections, as well as the implementing regulations promulgated by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Administrative Code Sec. 16.550 et seq. governs campaign disclosure and reporting requirements for candidates, contributors, and those making independent expenditures in connection with Retirement Board, Health Service System Board, Retiree Health Care Trust Fund Board elections.

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