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Press Release – January 10, 2006 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT JANUARY 9, 2006 MEETING



Contact:                                                                                              For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                    

January 10, 2006

(415) 581-2300




At its regular meeting on

January 9, 2006

 , the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Adopted amendments to its Regulations for Investigation and Enforcement Proceedings to permit the Executive Director to commence an investigation if he or she determines that the complaint warrants an investigation, to allow the Executive Director to issue subpoenas, and to eliminate the pre-probable cause hearing determination.  Regulations adopted by the Ethics Commission become effective 60 days after the date of a
    doption unless two-thirds of the members of the Board of Supervisors vote to veto the regulations during the 60-day period. 
  • Discussed a proposed budget for the Commission for FY 06-07.  The Commission will continue discussion of the budget at its meeting on

    January 23, 2006


  • Discussed the Commission’s Annual Report for FY 04-05.  Individual commissioners will inform the Executive Director of possible changes to the Annual Report by 

    January 31, 2006

     ; the Commission will consider possible changes at its February meeting. 

  • Approved with amendments the minutes of the meetings of 

    November 14, 2005


    December 12, 2005


    December 19, 2005


The Commission will hold a special meeting on legislation related to electioneering communications on

Monday, January 23, 2006


5:30 p.m.

 in Room 400 City Hall.  On 

February 13, 2006


5:30 p.m.

 in Room 408 City Hall, the Commission will hold a hearing on Statements of Incompatible Activities.  On 

February 27, 2006


5:30 p.m.

 , the Commission will its regular monthly meeting on a special date in Room 400 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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