Contact: For release:
John St. Croix
August 9, 2005
ETHICS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT OF COMPLAINT
At its regular meeting on
August 8, 2005
, the Ethics Commission announced that it entered into a settlement agreement with Rose Tsai, a former candidate for District One Supervisor, who made a personal loan to her committee that exceeded the loan limit set forth in section 1.116 of the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance. Ms. Tsai will pay $1,000 to settle the staff-initiated complaint.
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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