Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Notice of San Francisco Ethics Commission Interested Persons Meetings to Discuss Proposed Amendments Related to Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance

The San Francisco Ethics Commission will convene two meetings of interested persons to discuss proposed amendments to the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance, San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 1.100 et seq. (“CFRO”).  The proposed amendments, among other things, refine and conform definitions, eliminate and streamline reporting requirements, authorize greater electronic filing, adjust limits and expenditure ceilings, clarify the permissible uses of campaign funds, provide that certain candidates are eligible to accept Voluntary Expenditure Ceilings, modify how public funds are disbursed to eligible candidates, reduce the number of publicly financed candidate committees that the Ethics Commission must audit, clarify requirements for third party reporting, amend the statute of limitations for administrative actions, and impose record retention requirements on local committees.

The meetings will be held on:

Friday, July 17, 2009

and

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
City Hall, Room 421

At these interested persons meetings, staff will present draft amendment prior to their presentation to the Ethics Commission for consideration.  A copy of the proposed amendments will be available from the Commission office and website by July 15, 2009.

If you would like to register for this meeting, please call the Ethics Commission at 415-252-3100, or email us at ethics.commission@sfgov.org.  Space may be limited, so please register in advance.  If you cannot attend, please convey your questions and comments by email or by fax at 415-252-3112. 

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