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Press Release – May 10, 2005 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MAY 9, 2005 MEETING



Contact:                                                                                               For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                    

May 10, 2005

(415) 581-2300




At its regular meeting on

May 9, 2005

 , the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Approved the draft report on the public financing program for the November 2004 election. 
  • Discussed and took comment on proposed regulations to implement the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance.  An interested persons meeting on the proposed regulations will be held on 

    Tuesday, May 24, 2005


    5:30 p.m.

     in Room 34 City Hall.  The Commission will again take up the regulations at its regular June 13 meeting.

  • Continued to discuss the Commission’s complaint/enforcement process and instructed staff to provide information regarding this issue.
  • Discussed whether Statements of Incompatible Activities should address lobbying by City officers and employees at other City boards and commissions, and instructed staff to provide additional information regarding this issue.
  • Discussed the post-employment restrictions: whether the one-year ban should be extended to two years; whether a waiver process should continue to exist and if so, should the 5-day request time be extended and should waiver decisions be vested solely in the Commission and not delegated to the Executive Director; and whether the law should be amended to add specific exceptions. 

The next regular Ethics Commission meeting will be held on

Monday, June 13, 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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