Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Notice of Proposed Regulations at the December 14, 2009 Meeting

At its regular meeting on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 408 City Hall, the San Francisco Ethics Commission will consider possible amendments to its regulations regarding the Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.).  These amendments will address issues that could include but are not limited to clarifying when communications by a labor union might be deemed a contact under the Ordinance; permitting a business, firm, or organization to register and submit reports on behalf of individual lobbyists who are employed by the business, firm or organization; requiring each individual lobbyist to register with the Commission and submit information required under the Ordinance on the Commission’s online filing system; and modifying current regulations to conform the revised Lobbyist Ordinance provisions that will take effect in January 2010.   

At the same meeting, the Commission will also consider possible amendments to its regulations regarding the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance (CFRO) (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 1.100 et seq.).  These amendments will generally conform existing regulations to the revised CFRO sections that will take effect in January 2010. 

The proposed amendments, along with respective staff reports, will be available from the Commission office and on its website when the agenda for the meeting is available on Thursday, December 10, 2009.

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