At its regular meeting on Monday, September
13, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 408 City Hall, the San Francisco Ethics
Commission will consider possible amendments to its regulations regarding Government
Ethics Ordinance section 3.216(b), which sets forth a ban on gifts from restricted
sources. There are some limited
exceptions to the restricted source gift ban rule. One exception provides that employees and
officers may accept gifts from a restricted source, other than cash, with an
aggregate value of $25 up to four times during a calendar year. The proposed amendments would clarify that
gift cards or gift certificates that can be negotiated only at a specific
vendor will not be treated as cash gifts, but gift cards that can be negotiated
at any vendor are cash gifts.
The proposed amendments, along with a staff
report, will be available from the Commission office and on its website when
the agenda for the meeting is available on Thursday, September 8, 2010.
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