City and County of San Francisco
San Francisco Ethics Commission Audit Report: Lillian Sing for Supervisor, FPPC ID #1266200
This Audit Report summarizes the audit results of the committee, Lillian Sing for Supervisor, Identification Number 1266200 (“the Committee”), from January 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005. The audit was conducted to determine whether the Committee materially complied with the requirements of the Political Reform Act (“the Act”) (California Government Code section 81000, et seq.) and San Francisco’s Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance (“CFRO”) (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code § 1.100, et seq)1.
San Francisco Charter section C3.699-11 authorizes the Ethics Commission (“the Commission”) to audit campaign statements that are filed with the Commission along with other relevant documents to determine whether the candidate complied with applicable requirements of State and local laws. The Commission randomly selected the Committee for audit.
Audit Scope and Procedures
This audit was performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. The audit involved a review of the Committee’s records for the period covered by the audit. This review was conducted to determine:
Compliance with all disclosure requirements pertaining to contributions, expenditures, accrued expenditures, and loans, including itemization when required;
Compliance with applicable filing deadlines;
Compliance with restrictions on contributions, loans, and expenditures;
Accuracy of total reported receipts, disbursements, and cash balances as compared to bank records; and
Compliance with all record-keeping requirements.
The Commission will post audit reports to its web site and, in cases of violations of law, forward it to the appropriate enforcement agency.
The Committee was formed in May 2004 to support the election of Lillian Sing to the Board of Supervisors, District 1 in the November 2, 2004 general election. The Committee’s treasurer was Linda Quan. The Committee’s filing obligations were completed on June 28, 2005.
For the period covered by the audit, the Committee received $270,350 in contributions (including non-monetary contributions of $3,429) and incurred expenditures of $266,921.
The Commission determined that there were no material findings with respect to the audit of the Committee. The Committee substantially complied with the disclosure and record-keeping provisions of the Act and CFRO.
(1) During the period covered by the audit, Article 1, Chapter 3 of the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code (S.F. C&GC Code) codified the Electronic Filing Ordinance. As a result of recent amendments to CFRO, the provisions of the Electronic Filing Ordinance are now combined in S.F. C&GC Code section 1.112.