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Press Release – June 14, 2005 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT JUNE 13, 2005 MEETING


Contact:                                                                                              For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                    

June 14, 2005

(415) 581-2300




At its regular meeting on

June 13, 2005

 , the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Voted 4-0 to urge the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to support AB 1391.
  • Adopted several regulations to implement the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance and continued consideration of other proposed regulations to the next regularly scheduled Commission meeting. 
  • Approved a response to the 2004-05 Civil Grand Jury Report “The San Francisco Ethics Commission Budgeting and Staffing Issues,” issued 

    May 17, 2005

     .  The Commission’s response is available on the Commission’s website and from the Commission’s office. 

  • Voted 4-0 to convey to the Board of Supervisors its support for a proposed Charter amendment to establish a budget process for the Ethics Commission; tabled a discussion regarding a proposed Charter amendment to establish minimum qualifications for members of City bodies that oversee and administer election, campaign finance, lobbying, conflict of interest, open meeting and public records laws; and voted 4-0 to send comments to the Board of Supervisors on a proposed Charter amendment to impose term limits and residency requirement for members of City boards and commissions.

The Commission will hold a special meeting on

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

 , at 

5:30 p.m.

 in Room 34 City Hall to discuss possible amendments to the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance.  The next regular Commission meeting will be held on 

Monday, June 13, 2005

 , at 

5:30 p.m.

 in Room 408 City Hall.                                          #

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.                                                                                                                                         S:\Commission\Meeting Summaries\2005\6.13.05.doc

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