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Press Release – March 15, 2005 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MARCH 14, 2005 MEETING



Contact:                                                                                               For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                    

March 15, 2005

(415) 581-2300




At its regular meeting on

March 14, 2005

 , the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Approved legislation to require electioneering communications to include a disclosure statement identifying who paid for the communication and to require every person who makes payments of $1,000 or more for electioneering communications to file an itemized disclosure statement with the Ethics Commission.    
  • Discussed the finding of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at its 

    February 22, 2005


  • Delegated authority to the Executive Director to conduct a hearing regarding the request from former member of the Board of Supervisors Matt Gonzalez for a waiver from the one-year post-employment restriction, provided that the Commission consider the issue at its meeting in April. 
  • Discussed the disposition of fines for late filing major donors.


The next Ethics Commission meeting will be held on

Monday, April 11, 2005

 , at 

5:30 p.m.


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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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