Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – March 22, 2006 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MARCH 21, 2006 MEETING

PRESS RELEASE

 

Contact:                                                                                             For release:

John St. Croix                                                                                   

March 22, 2006

(415) 581-2300

 

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MARCH 21, 2006 MEETING

 

At a special meeting on

March 21, 2006

 

, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • Received testimony and considered proposals to (1) require candidates to disclose electronically contributions of $100 or more received in the last 45 days of an election; (2) bar corporations from making contributions to candidates for City elective office; and (3) require elected officials to disclose the source of travel gifts to the Ethics Commission.  The Commission will again consider the
    se three pieces of legislation at its next regularly scheduled meeting. 
  • After a closed session hearing, announced that the Commission determined that there is probable cause to believe that the Andrew Lee for Supervisor Committee (ID No. 1243359) (“Respondent”) violated various provisions of the San Francisco Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance and the Political Reform Act. Respondent is presumed to be innocent unless and until such time that the allegations are proved in a subsequent hearing on the merits.
  • By acclamation, re-elected Emi Gusukuma as Chair and elected Kimon Manolius as Vice-Chair of the Commission for the coming year. 

The Commission will hold its next monthly meeting on

April 10, 2006

 

at 

5:30 p.m.

 

in Room 408 City Hall.

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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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