Contact: For release:
John St. Croix December 12, 2006
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT DECEMBER 11, 2006 MEETING
At its meeting on December 11, 2006, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:
- After receiving testimony from the departments and public comment, initially adopted, by a 4-0 vote, the Statements of Incompatible Activities (“SIAs”) for the Office of the Treasurer/Tax Collector, the San Francisco Police Commission and Police Department, the Office of Citizen Complaints, and the Department of Emergency Management. Under the law, the City will engage in meet and confer sessions with the affected unions prior to final adoption of the SIAs by the Commission.
- After receiving testimony, determined that granting a waiver from section 3.226(b) of the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code so that the Port may require that a particular subcontractor be used by one of the Port’s primary contractors is necessary for the proper administration of a governmental program or action. Accordingly, by a vote of 4-0, the Commission granted the waiver under section 3.226(b).
- Considered additional information provided by staff regarding the Commission’s OnLine Filing System (OLFS) and possible alternative online filing systems.
- Considered and received public comment on its proposed FY 07-08 budget.
- Approved by a 4-0 vote a draft annual report on the Commission’s activities in FY 05-06. Staff will input suggested amendments to the report, which will be issued shortly.
The Commission will be holding its annual retreat on Saturday, December 16, 2006 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220. The Commission’s next regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 8, 2007, at 5:30 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.