John St. Croix
For release: September 14, 2010
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 MEETING
At its meeting on September 13, 2010, the San Francisco Ethics Commission:
Received testimony regarding the appeals of the Executive Director’s determinations to deny the applications for public financing of Edward Donaldson and Matt Drake, candidates for the Board of Supervisors, Districts 10 and 6 respectively. The Commission declined to overrule the Executive Director’s determinations that the candidates were not eligible for public funds because they failed to meet a legal deadline for the submission of the Statement of Participation, Form SFEC-142(a). The Commission added that should either candidate locate a date-stamped Form SFEC-142(a) showing that the Form was filed prior to the August 6, 2010 deadline, the applications for public funds would further be considered.
The Commission’s next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 408 City Hall. The meeting date and time are different from the Commission’s usual meeting date and time because the second Monday in October is a City holiday.
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.