Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – August 14, 2007 – SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT AUGUST 13, 2007 MEETING

PRESS RELEASE

 

Contact:                                                                                   For release:

John St. Croix                                                                         August 14, 2007

(415) 252-3100

 

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT AUGUST 13, 2007 MEETING

 

At its meeting on August 13, 2007, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:

  • After discussion and public comment, by a 4-1 vote, asked that staff reconsider its draft advice letter regarding section 1.113 of the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance, which establishes disclosure requirements for committees that raise or spend funds to support or oppose initiatives, referenda and recall. 
  • By a 5-0 vote, approved technical changes to the template for Statements of Incompatible Activities. 
  • Considered but did not take action on a proposed Charter amendment to establish minimum requirements for members of City bodies that oversee and administer elections, campaign finance, lobbying, conflict of interest, open meeting and public record laws.
  • Received an update on the status of outstanding fines and fees and discussed future plans for improving enforcement processes.
  • Announced a settlement agreement as follows:  By a 4-1 vote, approved a settlement in Ethics Complaint No. 05-060927 against Respondents Citizens for Reform Leadership #1 (ID No. 1261911) and its Treasurer Wade Randlett, whereupon Respondents will pay an amount of $750 for one violation of campaign disclosure laws.

The Commission’s next regular meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 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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