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Press Release – October 18, 2005 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT OCTOBER 17, 2005 MEETING


Contact:                                                                                              For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                    

October 18, 2005

(415) 581-2300




At its special meeting on

October 17, 2005


, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Approved by a 4-0 vote proposed amendments to the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance (“CFRO”) related to supplemental campaign reporting, disclosure and filing requirements for mass mailings and campaign advertisements, limits on loans by candidates and late filing fees.  These amendments will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors when the Commission completes its review of CFRO.
  • Discussed various provisions of the CFRO related to committees formed to support or oppose bond measures placed on the ballot by the San Francisco 

    Unified School District 

    or Community College District, standards for presuming coordination between a candidate and a person making an expenditure, moving the False Endorsements Ordinance into the CFRO and training for candidates and treasurers.  The Commission will consider possible amendments to provisions regarding these topics at the Commission’s next regular meeting on November 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 408 City Hall.

  • Approved by a 4-0 vote the minutes of the regular meeting of

    September 12, 2005


  • Approved by a 4-0 vote the minutes, as amended, of the special meeting of 

    September 19, 2005


The Commission will hold its next regular meeting on November 14 at

6:00 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.                     



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