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Press Release – September 15, 2004 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT SEPTEMBER 13, 2004 MEETING



Contact:                                                                                               For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                    

September 15, 2004

(415) 581-2300




At its meeting on

September 13, 2004, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Determined that granting a waiver to former Deputy City Attorney Ruth Edelstein from the one-year post-employment restriction under S.F. 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 5-0 vote, a waiver to Ms. Edelstein to communicate with her former department on dependency cases. 
  • Approved by a vote of 5-0 a resolution to delegate authority to the Executive Director to make decisions related to the pro-ration of public funds under Ethics Commission regulation 1.144-3(c)(2).
  • Approved by a vote of 3-1 a recommendation by the Executive Director of the Oakland Ethics Commission to dismiss a complaint forwarded by the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force regarding allegations that former Executive Director Ginny Vida and Deputy Executive Director Mabel Ng violated sections 67.29-1 and 67.29-7(a) of the Sunshine Ordinance.


The next Ethics Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at 5:30 p.m.

   The Commission’s regular meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, except in the case of a City holiday, when the meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. 

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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, whistleblower program, conflict of interest reporting, investigations and enforcement, education and training, advice giving and statistical reporting.

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