Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – April 10, 2007 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT APRIL 9, 2007 MEETING

PRESS RELEASE

 

Contact:                                                                                  For release:

John St. Croix                                                                        April 10, 2007

(415) 252-3100

 

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT APRIL 9, 2007 MEETING

 

At its meeting on April 9, 2007, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • After receiving testimony from the departments and public comment, initially adopted, by a 3-0 vote, the Statements of Incompatible Activities (“SIAs”) for the Airport Commission, the Department of Human Resources, and the Taxi Commission.  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.
  • Considered and continued until the next meeting its consideration of draft regulations to implement section 3.216 of the Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code related to gifts from restricted sources, and three additional amendments to regulations governing conflicts of interest. 
  • Considered an overview of federal, state and local laws governing lobbyists. The Commission expects to consider possible changes to the Lobbyist Ordinance, San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq., at its meeting in June 2007.   
  • Approved by a vote of 3-0 a proposal to provide an electronic online filing system for campaign disclosure reports using a private vendor. 
  • After receiving public comment, adopted by a 3-0 vote, a revised template for the Statements of Incompatible Activities.
  • After receiving public comment, adopted by a 3-0 vote, proposed regulations to implement provisions of the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance as well as amendments to existing regulations.
  • The Commission’s next regular meeting will be held on Monday, May 14, 2007, 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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