Contact: For release:
John St. Croix July 10, 2007
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT JULY 9, 2007 MEETING
At its meeting on July 9, 2007, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:
- After receiving testimony from the departments, initially adopted by a 5-0 vote the Statements of Incompatible Activities (“SIAs”) for the Public Utilities Commission (including PUC Revenue Bond Oversight Committee, PUC Rate Fairness Board, and Residential Users Appeals Board), Department of Environment and Commission on Environment, Asian Arts Museum, Fine Arts Museum, War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, and Entertainment 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.
- Provided comments to staff about issues to research and review regarding the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance.
- By a 5-0 vote, entered into a settlement agreement in Ethics Complaint No. 20-050906 against Respondents San Franciscans for Affordable Clean Energy . . . Yes on D Committee (ID No. 1246425) and Carolyn Knee, Treasurer, whereby Respondents agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $267 for violations of campaign finance laws.
- Announced a settlement agreement as follows: By a 5-0 vote, approved a settlement in Ethics Complaint No. 54-031204 against Respondents Matt Gonzalez for Mayor (ID No. 1258016) and its Treasurers Randall Knox and Enrique Pearce, whereupon Respondents will pay an amount of $3,300 for violations of campaign disclosure laws, including any late fees and forfeiture amounts due.
- Announced a settlement agreement as follows: By a 4-1 vote, approved a settlement in Ethics Complaint No. 38-031031 against Respondents Committee to Protect San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable (ID No. 1256081) and its Treasurer Nanette Lee Miller, whereupon Respondents will pay an administrative penalty of $1,500 for violations of campaign finance laws.
The Commission’s next regular meeting will be held on Monday, August 13, 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.