Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – December 13, 2005 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT DECEMBER 12, 2005 MEETING

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:                                                                                              For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                    

December 13, 2005

(415) 581-2300

 

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT DECEMBER 12, 2005 MEETING

 

At its regular meeting on

December 12, 2005

 , the San Francisco Ethics Commission announced the following action:

  • The Commission entered into a settlement agreement with the Daly 2002 Committee, ID No. 1244756, Ethics Complaint No. 21-050907, to resolve a complaint initiated by staff related to three mass mailings for which the Committee failed to file originals or copies of the mailings and disclosure statements on a timely basis. The Committee will pay a settlement amount of $2,800.
  • The Commission entered into a settlement agreement with Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Ethics Complaint No. 31-031014, to resolve a complaint that Respondent failed to file a semi-annual independent expenditure committee campaign statement and four supplemental independent expenditure statements related to the November 2003 election.  Respondent will a pay a settlement amount of $15,840.
  • The Commission entered into a settlement agreement with the Radulovich for Supervisor Committee, ID No. 1244809, candidate Tom Radulovich and treasurer Susan Stephenson, Ethics Complaint No. NRF-05-050927, to resolve a staff initiated complaint that Respondents failed to file paper and electronic campaign finance disclosure reports for the period 

    July 1, 1004

     to 

    December 31, 2004

     on a timely basis.  Respondents will pay a settlement amount of $1,350.

  • The Commission entered into three settlement agreements as a result of the Commission’s streamlined enforcement program for nonresponsive filers.  These include:
    1. a settlement agreement with the Joel Springer for Board of Education Committee, ID No. 1267237, Richard San Mames, Treasurer, Ethics Complaint No. NRF-12-050927, to resolve a staff-initiated complaint related to the failure of the Committee to file campaign finance disclosure reports on a timely basis. The Committee will pay a monetary penalty of $3,220.
    2. a settlement agreement with the Garrett Jenkins for Supervisor Committee, ID. No. 1248342, Ethics Complaint No. NRF-57-041231, to resolve a staff-initiated complaint related to the failure of the Committee to file campaign finance disclosure reports on a timely basis.  The Committee will pay a monetary penalty of $4,000.
    3. a settlement agreement with the Lucrecia Bermudez Committee, ID No. 1268773, Ethics Complaint No. NRF-03-050927, to resolve a staff-initiated complaint related to the failure of the Committee to file campaign finance disclosure reports on a timely basis.  The Committee will pay a monetary penalty of $3,650.
  • The Commission found probable cause in two matters.  The Commission will therefore conduct a hearing on the merits to determine whether any violations occurred and Respondents are presumed innocent of the allegations unless and until they are proved.  The Respondents are: David Parker for Supervisor 7, ID No. PEN 608, candidate Edgar “David” Parker Jr., Ethics Complaint No. NRF 56-041231; and Committee for Proposition W, ID No. 870847, James L. Hunt, Treasurer, Ethics Complaint No. NRF-01-050921. 

The Commission will hold a special meeting on

December 19, 2005

 at 

6:00 p.m.

 in Room 408 City Hall, primarily to discuss additional possible amendments to the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance and to consider the legislation introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi to extend public financing to candidates for Mayor.                           

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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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