Contact: For release:
John St. Croix
November 9, 2004
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT NOVEMBER 8, 2004 MEETING
At its meeting on
November 8, 2004
, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:
- Determined that granting a waiver to former Deputy City Attorney David Campos 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 4-1 vote (Commissioner Lynn dissenting), a waiver to Mr. Campos to communicate with his former agency on behalf of the San Francisco Unified School District.
- Discussed a procedure to consider the Statements of Incompatible Activities submitted by City departments, boards and commissions. Staff will review the SIAs, make suggestions to the respective departments, boards and commissions, and then present the SIAs to the Commission for consideration.
- Began discussion of possible amendments to the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance, including the public financing program, which might be necessary in light of issues that arose during the November 2004 election.
- Reviewed and adopted, with amendments, the Commission’s annual report for FY 03-04.
The next Ethics Commission meeting will be held on
Monday, December 13, 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, whistleblower program, conflict of interest reporting, investigations and enforcement, education and training, advice giving and statistical reporting.