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Press Release – August 5, 2004 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT AUGUST 5, 2004 MEETING



Contact:                                                                                               For release:

Mabel Ng                                                                                            

August 5, 2004

(415) 581-2300




At its special meeting on

August 4, 2004

 , the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Approved by a vote of 4-1 a draft opinion letter to Supervisor Tony Hall regarding the application of San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 3.234 to his possible appointment to the Treasure Island Development Authority. 
  • Determined that granting a waiver to Supervisor Tony Hall from the one-year post-employment restriction under San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 3.234(a)(1)(D) would not create the potential for undue influence or unfair advantage and therefore granted by a 4-1 vote a waiver to Supervisor Tony Hall to communicate on behalf of the Treasure Island Development Authority, provided that such waiver will expire if Supervisor Hall does not resign from the Board of Supervisors by 5 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2004. 


At its meeting in July, the Ethics Commission cancelled its regularly scheduled meeting for

August 9, 2004

 and decided to hold a special meeting to make a final determination as to whether the amount in the Election Campaign Fund is sufficient to fund all candidates for the Board of Supervisors who may be eligible to received public financing.  The date of the meeting has not yet been determined but will be between August 25 and September 2, 2004, depending on the schedules of the Commissioners. 

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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.


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