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Press Release – April 12, 2005 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT APRIL 11, 2005 MEETING




Contact:                                                                                              For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                    

April 12, 2005

(415) 581-2300




At its regular meeting on

April 11, 2005

 , the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Discussed and took comment on legislation sponsored by Supervisor Ma to require disclosure by non-lobbyists who are paid to deliver testimony to City bodies. 
  • Discussed the administrative waiver from the one-year post-employment ban granted by the Executive Director to former Supervisor Matt Gonzalez.    
  • Discussed, heard testimony and granted a waiver from the compensated advocacy ban to Erica Craven, a member of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 
  • Discussed and made recommendations regarding the draft report on the public financing program for the November 2004 election.
  • Received a staff presentation on the complaint/enforcement process and began to consider suggested improvements to the process.  Staff will prepare a preliminary response to comments and suggestions.
  • Adopted changes to its by-laws to conform with changes made by Proposition E in the November 2003 election. 

The Commission plans to hold a special meeting on

Monday, April 18, 2004


6:00 p.m.

 in Room 408 City Hall.  The next regular Ethics Commission meeting will be held on Monday, May 9, 2005, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 408 City Hall. 

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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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