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April 13, 2004
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT ETHICS COMMISSION APRIL MEETING
At its regular meeting on
April 13, 2004
, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:
- Voted 3-1, with one member recusing himself, to refer the Order of Determination from the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force regarding Executive Director Ginny Vida and Deputy Executive Director Mabel Ng to the Executive Director of the Oakland Public Ethics Commission;
- Heard a presentation from staff of the Office of Administrative Services regarding the search for a new Executive Director;
- Adopted regulations to implement Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 3.214 related to disclosure of personal, professional and business relationships;
- Granted a waiver from the one-year post-employment restriction under Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 3.234(a)(1)(D) to former District Attorney Terence Hallinan; and
- Voted to revise the estimates it had provided to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors regarding the public financing program, substituting $90,000 in temporary salaries for two proposed new staff positions and reducing the funds in the Election Campaign Fund from $938,000 to $670,000.
The next regular meeting of the Ethics Commission will be
May 10, 2004
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The Ethics Commission, established in November 1993, serves the public, City employees and officials and candidates for public office through education and enforcement of ethics laws. Its duties include: filing and auditing of campaign finance disclosure statements, lobbyist and campaign consultant registration and regulation, administration of the public financing program and whistleblower program, conflict of interest reporting, investigations and enforcement, education and training, advice giving and statistical reporting.