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John St. Croix May 15, 2007
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MAY 14, 2007 MEETING
At its meeting on May 14, 2007, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:
- After receiving testimony from the departments, initially adopted, by a 3-0 vote, the Statements of Incompatible Activities (“SIAs”) for the Children and Families Commission, the Port of San Francisco, the Department of Aging and Adult Services and Commission on Aging, and the Department of Human Services and Human Services 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 adopted by a 3-0 vote proposed 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.
- Adopted by a 3-0 vote, a revision to the template for the Statements of Incompatible Activities and a proposal to set the effective date of all SIAs at 30 days after the Commission finally approves the last SIA of existing and identified departments, boards and commissions.
- Continued to its next meeting consideration of legislation to amend section 3.234 of the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code to extend post-employment restrictions to senior staff members of the Mayor and Board of Supervisors.
- Continued the probable cause hearing in the Matter of Ethics Complaint 20-050906 against Respondents San Franciscans for Affordable Clean Energy . . . Yes of D Committee and Carolyn Knee, Treasurer, to the June 11, 2007 meeting.
- The Commission’s next regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 11, 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.